Google is working on a stronger encryption level in Gmail

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According to a new report by VentureBeat, Google is working to implement strong encryption tools in Gmail in response to mass surveillance leaks by Edward Snowden.

Citing its source close to the matter, the report says that Google admitted that end-to-end encryption is the best defense for message protection, though it comes at considerable cost in functionality.” As part of a move to stronger user privacy, the company is working to improve PGP, which is a strong encryption tool that has been “difficult to break” in the past.

However, PGP encrypted emails require the sender and the receiver to have the keys to gain access to the messages. The company hasn’t commented on this matter and we’re yet to see an official confirmation from them.

Source: VentureBeat