Google to users: Security's hard, here's an icon

at 09:05 on 2016-02-17

Alphabet subsidiary Google has started indicating whether the first hop an eMail will take may be encrypted in an apparent attempt to mislead its users as to what secure eMail entails.

Of course, correctly encrypted eMail would mean that Google wouldn't be able to mine it to provide contextually targeted advertising, and would force it to take a difficult position.

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