Breaking news! It’s now raining cats and dogs! No . . . wait, Google is just planning to implement E2EE. I just thought the former occurrence was more likely than that latter. Yeah, so google is now implementing E2EE. That’s a surprising bonus for the privacy committee. What do you all think, you think this is actually a step forward or will it just be a repeat of apple’s “E2EE”

  • Seeing it’s only for paying enterprise accounts it makes way more sense. Average users will not have access to encryption, only business accounts. Google doesn’t want the liability of knowing their discussions so it’s all just marketing BS right now unfortunately.

    • poVoq
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      92 years ago

      Its another step in the direction of “email” by name only. Microsoft is doing the same with their outlook/office365 “email” accounts for business customers that are hardly recognizable as normal standardized email any more.

    • d-RLY?
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      72 years ago

      Also I am guessing that they will have keys to get around it when the Feds ask. Or maybe even just have them made for the Feds. When big players like Google really start pushing E2EE (especially when or if they make it standard for the most basic accounts). I start questioning if or how they might be working with (or at least might have undercover agents as employees in the right places) any or all agencies/departments of any/all the intelligence complex. Nice to have E2EE for at least protecting against some non-state actors of course. But if they build methods for decryption “for legal law/government access”, then it is only time before non-state actors also get access. Which then effectively results in non-secure messaging (email or other), just with extra steps.

      • @peeonyou@lemmy.ml
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        42 years ago

        Same. Back in the late 90s when including encryption in your software could land you in serious trouble, then was suddenly okay, the hairs on my neck stood up with the same suspicion.