pretty good privacy


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pretty good privacy

adjective Referring to popular low-cost encryption tools and algorithms for sending, receiving and storing secure email, including digital signatures.

pretty good privacy

Informatics adjective Referring to popular low-cost encryption tool for sending, receiving and storing secure email, including digital signatures. See Public key infrastructure.
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PRETTY GOOD PRIVACY (PGP): Message encryption code widely used in e-mail.
The technology was licensed from Network Associates Inc's Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) unit.
Another would make the mere possession of encryption software that doesn't contain key recovery features (such as the readily available Pretty Good Privacy programs) a criminal offense.
PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy - a considerable understatement.
The Pretty Good Privacy encryption program has been published on the Internet.
IN 1991 PHIL ZIMMERMAN DEVELoped a software program called Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), designed to shield electronic information from prying eyes, and gave it away for free.