General | Mar 9, 2019 | Master3395
Facebook is supposed to focus on privacy with encryption - linking the services.
Mark Zuckerberg claims Facebook is turning its practices and focusing on encryption and private conversations while linking their services together.
- I know many won't believe us
The boss explains what the company wants to do in the blog post "A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking", where he writes:
"I understand that many people do not believe that Facebook can or will even build this kind of privacy-focused platform - for it is an honest thing that we currently do not have a strong reputation for building privacy protection services, and we have historically focused on tools for more open sharing, but we have repeatedly shown that we can develop by building the services people really want, including private messages and stories. "
Messenger and WhatsApp are connected together
Another big change here is that you will be able to send messages across Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram - this will make it easier to link more information per user, but the boss points out that the user can choose not to do so if desired:
"We plan to start by enabling you to send messages to your contacts using any of our services, and then to extend this interoperability to SMS as well. Of course, this would be the user's choice and you will be able to keep your accounts separate if you want, ”Zuckerberg reports and reveals that it will be possible to send an encrypted message to a contact's mobile number in WhatsApp from Messenger.
"In a couple of years, I expect future versions of Messenger and WhatsApp to be the most important ways people communicate on the Facebook network. We are focused on making both of these apps faster, easier, more private and safer, including with point-to-point encryption. We plan to add more ways to interact privately with friends, groups, and businesses. If this development is successful, interacting with friends and family across the Facebook network will be a fundamentally more private experience. "
Keywords: facebook, encryption, privacy
Sources: Bloomberg Facebook