FireGPG: Use GPG with Gmail!

April 7th, 2007

FireGPG is a Firefox extension under GPL which brings an interface to encrypt, decrypt, sign or verify the signature of a text in any web page using GnuPG.


Its about time.

If you use this with Gmail, no matter what happens, no one can read your email on the server. Not that Google will do that of course.

Quite why Google didnt do this themselves is a good question. They have the expertise, and the understanding to do it. Certainly the Bad Guys® would discourage them from releasing a tool like this to all Gmail users; it would mean email messages going dark to ECHELON, and then the sky falling.

One Response to “FireGPG: Use GPG with Gmail!”

  1. meaumeau Says:

    Quite why Google didnt do this themselves is a good question

    I imagine it’s due to selling advertising based on keywords and the ability to google search your email archive, even so the amount of people with gpg/pgp installed will be a low percentage of users so the revenue loss should be small and those users will be aware of the search feature loss

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