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Yahoo to offer end-to-end email encryption for users by next year

Yahoo plans to offer users of its email service end-to-end encryption early next year using PGP

By Shane McGlaun from Aug 8, 2014 @ 7:03 CDT

Many people are very focused on security and keeping their communications private. Some of the focus on privacy and security came after Edward Snowden leaked documents to the world that showed the US government was capturing information on the internet from unencrypted websites.

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Yahoo announced this week that users of its email service will have the option of encrypting emails sent from start to finish. The encryption will be available starting next year and will be enabled via a browser plug-in.

Yahoo's announcement comes only a short while after Google made a similar announcement. Yahoo says that it will bootstrap Google's code and that the Yahoo and Google encryption services will be compatible. Once the encryption is complete, the people will be able to send emails that only the intended recipient can read. Yahoo will use PGP encryption for its email.

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com


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