Wednesday, June 04, 2014

OpenStack 06/04/2014 (p.m.)

  • Tags: surveillance state, NSA-reform, encryption, email, stats, Gmail

    • Email encryption in transit

      Many email providers don’t encrypt messages while they’re in transit. When you send or receive emails with one of these providers, these messages are as open to snoopers as a postcard in the mail.

      A growing number of email providers are working to change that, by encrypting messages sent to and from our services using Transport Layer Security (TLS). When an email is encrypted in transit with TLS, it makes it harder for others to read what you’re sending. The data below explains the current state of email encryption in transit.

    • Generally speaking, use of encryption in transit increases over time, as more providers enable and maintain their support. Factors such as varying volumes of email may explain other fluctuations.
    • Below is the percentage of email encrypted for the top domains in terms of volume of email to and from Gmail, in alphabetical order.
    • Explore the data

      Search any domain (e.g. “”) or string (e.g. “de”) to see how much of the email exchanged with Gmail is encrypted in transit. Or download the full dataset.

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