Yesterday, on their official security blog, Google announced that they are working on a Chrome extension that will make e-mail encryption a lot easier to use. Hooray.
This extension is still in close beta, but they posted the source code for anybody to inspect here.
The technology behind Google’s extension
Google will make this extension that will have end-to-end encryption based on the OpenPGP protocol.
For who is not familiar, this encryption exists for quite some time using the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and GnuPGP protocols.