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[liberationtech] "Securing Email Communications from Facebook" offering PGP support

John Sullivan johns at fsf.org
Mon Jun 1 16:20:18 PDT 2015


Thomas Delrue <thomas at epistulae.net> writes:

> On 06/01/2015 06:19 PM, zaki at manian.org wrote:
>> For their notification system, FB is leveraging GPG as an identity 
>> provider to say" only a person who has a certain private key
>> should be able to reset access credentials for this account".
>
> I had not thought of this and I think that this is a good point.
> I do however question whether this is the purpose of this feature, I
> think it is more of a side-effect.
>

It may also help them reduce phishing/spamming, if enough users use it
-- phony Facebook notifications are pretty common, and that's one thing
this addresses pretty well.

-john

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