Email encryption has been available for more than two decades, but providing the layperson with access to secure email (now much in demand in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations) has proven difficult. How will it work? Despite multiple years of effort from Yahoo, Google, and others, various issues, including public-key authentication and usability, appear to be unresolved, and a solution isn't yet in place.
While these companies have garnered positive public relations from the announcements of these efforts, they are yet to deploy any real solution, and people are starting to ask questions. Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) was recently interviewed on the subject by Motherboard.
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