Would it be feasible to potentially build in a secure encrypted PGP messaging system and/or encrypted chat into Discourse or have a plugin for individual installs? I really like https://encrypt.to and it could potentially be built into Discourse somehow since it’s open source and hackable etc.
Are there any plans for such features now or in the future? It would definitely be a good selling point if all messages (like PMs etc) were encrypted and real-time chat/hangouts were definitely private and secure. With encrypt.to you could make it so a pop up box on the bottom right could send a message to someone’s email using their public key for encryption. You could either have the user copy and paste or import the recipients public key or have the recipients store their public key in their Discourse account securely and then all PMs are encrypted then sent to email that way too.
Obviously there are a ton of ways of doing it but I thought it would be a cool feature to have. I would definitely be interested in developing this myself (with some help from the Discourse community of course;) if need be.