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Facebook will now send encrypted emails to users

Facebook has introduced a new feature where the site will now send PGP-encrypted emails alerting users about private messages, password changes, and other account notifications.

By:ANI
| Updated on: Jun 02 2015, 17:16 IST
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Facebook has introduced a new feature where the site will now send PGP-encrypted emails alerting users about private messages, password changes, and other account notifications.

According to the Verge, some notifications that Facebook will send may be sensitive or involve a sensitive account while encryption will ensure no one can read the content of the messages without the key.

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Users who wish to receive encrypted emails can upload a public key in the Contact Info section of the About page.

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Facebook will also display users' PGP fingerprint as part of the contact info, in case Facebook wants to send encrypted mail.

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First Published Date: 02 Jun, 17:09 IST
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