VentureBeat reports that Google is working on ways to make encryption tools, such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), easier to use in Gmail. According to a person at Google familiar with the matter, the company has “research underway to improve the usability of PGP with Gmail.” PGP currently is compatible with Gmail, but is generally considered “unapproachable” for the general public. The same goes for GPG Tools and Mailvelope, the report states. GPG Tools said they saw a spike in downloads last year shortly after the initial Snowden disclosures, but the “number went down quickly and was back to normal in September.”
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