Securing Email Communications from Facebook
It’s very important to us that the people who use Facebook feel safe and can trust that their connection to Facebook is secure; for instance this is why we run connections to our site over HTTPS with HSTS and why we provide a Tor onion site for people who want to enjoy security guarantees beyond …
Facebook has announced it is letting users add encryption keys to their profiles and opt in to have notification emails sent in an encrypted format.
How big a deal is this? Until more popular mail clients implement PGP probably not that big of a deal, but the fact that the 800lb gorilla called Facebook just implemented encryption is bound to piss off the feds. If anything it could bring more awareness to encryption, the need for it, and with luck accelerate adoption.