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11:05 pm on Jun 1, 2015 (gmt 0)

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https://www.facebook.com/notes/protecting-the-graph/securing-email-communications-from-facebook/1611941762379302 [facebook.com]

Securing Email Communications from Facebook

To enhance the privacy of this email content, today we are gradually rolling out an experimental new feature that enables people to add OpenPGP public keys to their profile; these keys can be used to "end-to-end" encrypt notification emails sent from Facebook to your preferred email accounts. People may also choose to share OpenPGP keys from their profile, with or without enabling encrypted notifications.
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And here I though Facebook didn't care about my privacy.
5:51 am on June 8, 2015 (gmt 0)

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keyplyr - funny :-) I wish WebmasterWorld had a +1/Like feature.

That said, in the wake of the Snowden revelations, it seems the named/implicated firms are making some sort of email encryption easier (Google had a similar announcement about making encryption easier in gmail

[dailydot.com...]

Facebook doesn't care about your privacy, they care about your continued use of Facebook. They're willing to offer as much privacy as their users demand.
2:23 am on June 9, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Having used this for a bit now I must say that I do like having this option available. It does take an extra step to open PGP mail, but I'll take that slight inconvenience for the added security/privacy. I hope other companies try to offer this sort of service.
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Bill -by "having used this" you mean the Facebook PGP or PGP in general?
4:40 am on June 10, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I'm referring to the Facebook PGP option. I've used PGP for almost 20 years now.
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Got it, thanks.
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keyplyr - funny :-) I wish WebmasterWorld had a +1/Like feature.

@ergophobe - ask and you shall receive :)
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Actually, the funny thing is, I am one of the ones who has asked and IncrediBill has provided. Cool