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Google Says Gmail Encrypted 'Starting Today'

It's the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.
Google Says Gmail Encrypted 'Starting Today'
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Via AFP:

Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service would use encryption to thwart snooping, in the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.

"Your email is important to you, and making sure it stays safe and always available is important to us," Gmail engineering security chief Nicolas Lidzborski said in a blog post.

"Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email.

"Today's change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail...

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