Wants to make money and ignore end-to-end encryption
Google is planning to add several new security features to its ubiquitous email service, Gmail, but they will come with a cost – literally and figuratively.
Among the new features reportedly under consideration are self-deleting emails and a new "confidentiality mode" that would prevent emails from being printed or forwarded.
While those would seem to be useful features, the question of course is: how would it actually work?
And the answer of course is: by pulling Gmail into a walled garden, away from open email protocols and into a special Google system where the Chocolate Factory controls everything.
If you receive an email from someone using a Gmail address and also use Gmail to receive and send email, then the system will appear pretty seamless.