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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 can secure files, or even whole file systems, on a desktop or laptop computer.
One person who has opposed the US government is Phillip Zimmermann who wrote and released on the Internet an encryption program called Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).
An example of a message encrypted by one such program, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), is depicted in Figure 1.
If you really want to protect the privacy of your e-mail messages and verify that documents you receive are genuine and have not been tampered with, two common solutions are PGP (pretty good privacy) and S-MIME (a "secure" Internet mail protocol).
10), explained how a Netherlands subsidiary of Network Associates is planning to release a version of the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) program outside the U.S., thus avoiding the current export-restriction rules.
Zimmerman provides excellent background on the development of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy - a public key cryptosystem).
"Just ask Phil Zimmerman, the author of Pretty Good Privacy. He lived daily with the threat of federal indictment because the U.S.
A few years ago, Boulder software engineer and peace activist Philip Zimmermann wrote a computer program called Pretty Good Privacy, designed to let ordinary people keep their electronic mail private.
Sloan and Dillon had operated under instruction from McDowell, who communicated with his various associates using secure emails and encrypted socalled Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) phones.
Wozniak spoke warmly of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a system
Likewise, contact lists can be exported or imported using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) keys and auto encryption OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging).
Blackphone provides users with everything they need to ensure privacy and control of their communications, along with all the other high-end smartphone features they have come to expect." (http://www.bgr.in/news/blackphone-might-be-the-first-nsa-proof-smartphone/) said Zimmermann creator of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a data encryption and decryption computer program.