Privacy group EFF announces STARTTLS Everywhere to secure emails with hop-to-hop — but not end-to-end — encryption

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When it comes to messaging tools, people have started to show greater interest in whether encryption is used for security, and the same for websites — but not so much with email. Thanks to the work of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, however, email security is being placed at the top of the agenda. The privacy group today announces STARTTLS Everywhere, its new initiative to improve the security of the email eco-system. STARTTLS is an addition to SMTP, and while it does not add end-to-end encryption, it does provide hop-to-hop encryption, which is very much a step in the right direction.…

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