Google's Going to Seal Your Digital Envelopes

Larry Page, co-founder and CEO at Google Inc., during the 2013 Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google yesterday announced a new service that should be called Encryption for Dummies. You’ve read or watched the daily stream of news on the depredations of cyber criminals and the U.S. government’s ubiquitous spying programs, and maybe you’re concerned that you’re not the only one reading your e-mails. Google has read your mind (or maybe your e-mails) and has a solution to offer.

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