Facebook Just Announced a Controversial Move that is Going to Infuriate the Police State

‘More and more Americans realize the need to keep their information private and companies are responding to this demand.

Last year Google and Apple responded to this demand by offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. The next big name to jump on the bandwagon of encryption is the social media giant, Facebook.

Monday morning, Facebook announced its own encryption service. According to the Facebook announcement:

To enhance the privacy of this email content, today we are gradually rolling out an experimental new feature that enables people to add OpenPGP public keys to their profile; these keys can be used to “end-to-end” encrypt notification emails sent from Facebook to your preferred email accounts. People may also choose to share OpenPGP keys from their profile, with or without enabling encrypted notifications.’

Read more: Facebook Just Announced a Controversial Move that is Going to Infuriate the Police State