Google’s end-to-end email encryption project that it started back in 2014 has left home. But has the Chrome extension really “flown the nest” as Google claimed last week? Or has it simply been abandoned and left to fend for itself?
Turn back the clocks to 2013. Google promises end-to-end encryption in an effort to regain users’ trust following Edward Snowden’s revelations about global surveillance conducted by government law-enforcement agencies.
And Google did made good on that promise in March 2014, switching Gmail to HTTPS only and encrypting emails internally too, shouting from the rooftops that these changes were