Google prepared a Chrome plugin to force secure sending and receiving email

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A more technical explanation follows saying that data leaving your browser will be encrypted until the message’s intended recipient decrypts it, and that similarly encrypted messages sent to you will remain that way until you decrypt them in your browser. Statistics posted on Google’s Transparency Report  show that as much as 50% of e-mail traffic sent from or to Gmail users isn’t really private, So the company is preoccupied to change this. The encryption works only if both sides of the transaction have the encryption protocol, called Transport Layer Security, or TLS, turned on. The new Chrome plugin to force this is using OpenPGP. and the code is provided under the Apache 2.0 license. A noticeable fact is that even Google couldn’t see what’s in an e-mail if it is sent this way. At this time the plugin is tested and Google is even ready to offer financial awards to people finding security bugs in the End-to-End code. When the plugin will be released to the public, it will be available in the Chrome Web Store.

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