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Google recently made waves by introducing the framework for a tool that will bolster email encryption through a coming plug-in for its Chrome browser. TechCrunch noted the complexity of the problem that Google is taking on, and that it seemed like a worthy task.

However, Google left a little easter egg in the code that is more than funny. Here?s the joke (via Zen Albatrossto whom we doff our cap):




The ?SSL added and removed here? is a dig at the NSA?s program to infiltrate data passed between Google and Yahoo data centers outside of the United States. Here?s the NSA slide on the matter:




Can you spot the same text?


Google?s inclusion of the text in its email encryption code is ironic in that the NSA was working to get around a popular form of encryption, and so Google used the NSA?s own words in its new tool designed to bolster message security for email users.



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