Google has decided to open source its experimental end-to-end encryption email system. Called E2EMail, the internal project by search giant promises to deliver a secured email communication solution.
E2EMail offers advanced security measures to prevent snooping. The email service is designed for end-users as well as enterprise customers and provides optimum security and privacy.
A large number of communication services have implemented encryption after Edward Snowden’s disclosure about NSA’s spying activities. However, not every email service out there offers end-to-end encryption. This is the reason Google wants to magnify the reach of end-to-end encryption to a wider audience through its E2EMail.
OpenPGP and Key Transparency to enhance security
“Key Transparency delivers a solid, scalable and thus practical solution, replacing the problematic web-of-trust model traditionally used with PGP,” Google’s security and privacy engineering team comprises of KB Sriram, Eduardo Vela Nava and Stephan Somogyi defines in a blog post.
The E2EMail code is available for access through a GitHub repository. The open source release comes with Apache License version 2.0.