Posted Jun. 5, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.

Premium Lock In wake of spy scandals, volume of encrypted email is increasing

Published: 2014-06-05 10:55:58
Updated: 2014-06-05 10:55:58

Google tracks encryption statistics Google tracks encryption statistics. (Google graphic)

The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users' online communications from government spies and other snoops. "A growing number of email providers are ... encrypting messages sent to and from our services using Transport Layer Security (TLS). When an email is encrypted in transit with TLS, it makes it harder for others to read what you're sending," Google reports....

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