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”

  • Sr Estegosaurio
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    22 years ago

    Tbh email sucks from a security/privacy point of view. The protocol is stone age old and has not aged well. PGP is a security joke (compared to decent protocols).

    This might be a bit hyperbolic, but you get the idea. I think that the email spec should be redone from the ground up. I know it’s not going to happen tho.

    • Jacob Gonzales 🇺🇸
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      22 years ago

      @SrEstegosaurio @dodo
      Only the biggest email provider can determine the course of the email protocol. As once one big provider adopts a new protocol it creates a domino’s effect on all the others for many reasons (compatibility, privacy, security)

    • @dodo@lemmy.mlOP
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      12 years ago

      I definitely agree. From what I understand about email security it’s more of a safety net of security right below the tight-rope. What needs to be done is we just need to build a bridge instead of making everyone use the tight-rope.