Facebook to use Encryption for its Email and Notifications

facebookFacebook is now moving towards encrypted communication for account related messages and notifications, as the site is now using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy model based encryption that allows complete security of the transmission.

Users will now require to upload a public digital key that will be used to encrypt and decrypt the communication, and this can be done in the Contact Information section of the About page of the Facebook account.

However, this encryption is optional and only for users who prefer a secure communication and have access to a public key encryption. The rest of the users, unless specifically opted, will continue to get account related messages as usual.

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