Gmail provides secure connections between a client and its servers, but data sent over the connection is plain text, noted Peter Eckersley, technology projects director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"If Google receives an order from the FBI, they're going to have to disclose the text," he told TechNewsWorld.

Apple encrypts emails end to end, and it also encrypts messages sent through iMessage. However, iMessage backups go to Apple, which has access to the key, Eckersley said, "so if you backup to the iCloud, Apple can retrieve the data."

Friday, March 18, 2016
Tech News World