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Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) tells VentureBeat that PGP “offers stronger protection than SSL/TLS because private user data cannot generally be decrypted by the company or by any third parties, including government agencies.” The EFF notes that Mozilla has struggled to make key-based, end-to-end encryption tools more approachable with Firefox Sync:

Services such as Firefox Sync sometimes frustrate users who lose their passwords and then expect that the service provider can recover their data. This turns out to be impossible if the service provider doesn’t have access to the user’s decryption keys. End-to-end encryption necessarily creates this usability problem, but companies can make it better by:

Monday, April 21, 2014
Venture Beat
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