Gmail’s “confidential mode” is neither encrypted, protected, anonymous nor private. Calling it “confidential” is therefore little more than an intentionally misleading marketing strategy.
Consider the following when using confidential mode:
• messages are not end-to-end encrypted (and thus are not secure)
• messages are not private (because Google can always read them)
• expired messages aren’t permanently erased (because they remain in the sender’s sent folder)
How does any of this smack of confidentiality?
PrismCipher gives you data security and protection. It provides endpoint encryption for supported services because the point at which you create the data you send is the point at which PrismCipher encrypts it (before it’s sent). Protection & security don’t occur in the background. Instead of transmitting plaintext, you send encrypted text to your recipient.
It doesn’t matter how long data hangs around in your sent folder or in the destination inbox. It also doesn’t matter whether Google peeks at the contents or some government compels its disclosure. Since the message is encrypted, and since only you and the recipient can decrypt it, nobody else can get anything out of it.