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Once again: if a decent looking/working e-mail client with end to end encryption appears this year, I'll move to it almost immediately. So if Google wants to keep me as a Gmail users, they'd better enable the DarkMail protocol [1] or something similar in their e-mail client.

[1] - http://silentcircle.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/announcing-the-...

Same goes for Hangouts for that matter. As soon as TextSecure is fully cross-platform, I'm switching completely to it.




  > if a decent looking/working e-mail client with end
  > to end encryption appears this year, I'll move to it
  > almost immediately.
Thunderbird and GPG work with Gmail today.

  > So if Google wants to keep me as a Gmail users,
  > they'd better enable the DarkMail protocol [1]
  > or something similar in their e-mail client.
Gmail doesn't have a desktop email client. If encryption were added to the Android clients, then the web interface would become useless and the whole point of Gmail (being a web-based email system) would be moot.

  > As soon as TextSecure is fully cross-platform,
  > I'm switching completely to it.
The TextSecure wiki[1][2] describes a fairly wonky encryption protocol involving two shared symmetric keys instead of using public key encryption, so I have little confidence in their system's ability to withstand analysis by state-level actors. You're better off using GPG and email.

[1] https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure/wiki/Protocol [2] https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure/wiki/Using-Text...


The also talk about asymetric keys in [1]. And moxie from text secure is highly regarded in crypto circles.




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