He also said that the OpenPGP plugin has still a long way to go until it becomes available (Source: German article).
Take back your privacy
We believe people caring about privacy are very willing not to use Google translate for their emails. Personally I write my emails in languages I am capable of.
Fortunately, all privacy-friends may already use pgp with Thunderbird or check out our email service with automatically built-in encryption.
While we welcome any and all encrypted solutions, we have to say: If Google really wanted to bring privacy to the masses, they should do it right. But maybe, just maybe, they don't want to do it at all.