#facebook announced that it’s introducing an experimental new feature that lets users add OpenPGP public encryption keys to their profiles so that Facebook can encrypt the email notifications it sends them. PGP is a form of end-to-end encryption for email that could be the answer to one computer #security‘s longest standing problems.
As Naked Security’s Chester Wisniewski noted last year when Google made OpenPGP easier for Gmail users, for messages to be truly protected, they have to be enciphered by the sender before they get to the email provider. It’s a great idea but unfortunately almost nobody does it. Those who do though have tended to favour something compatible with OpenPGP.