[messaging] Facebook will now PGP encrypt notification messages if you want it to

Daniel Roesler diafygi at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 15:44:09 PDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Steve Weis <steveweis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Daniel. I didn't anticipate people using these links as a
> standalone way to download keys, but it's a nice feature.
> Regarding the Graph API, we need to think more about if and how we're
> going to interoperate with existing SKS keyservers, the Facebook graph
> API, or new key distribution systems like Google or Yahoo e2e. We'll
> spend some time learning how people use this and getting feedback
> (like yours).

Sounds good! I run one of the keyservers in the SKS pool[1], which is
what gpg uses as the default keyserver. It would be great if Facebook
could join the pool. That way, you would receive gossiped updates to
people's public keys (signatures, etc.), and you would be able to
gossip keys that were uploaded to fb profiles. Being able to gpg
--recv-key a public key that was uploaded to Facebook would so

As far as Graph API, it would be a convenient way to offer a CORS
friendly way to get someone's public key. I'd like to incorporate it
into my PublicKey.js library[2].


[1]: https://sks-keyservers.net/status/
[2]: https://github.com/diafygi/publickeyjs

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