Facebook pushes ahead its plan to provide Full End-to-End Encryption

Facebook is pushing its plan to implement full end-to-end encryption of its messaging tool. 

The company has held a recent virtual workshop with experts in privacy, safety, human rights and consumer protection, noted that: 

"We’re working hard to bring default end-to-end encryption to all of our messaging services. This will protect people’s private messages and mean only the sender and recipient, not even us, can access their messages. While we expect to make more progress on default end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram Direct this year, it’s a long-term project and we won’t be fully end-to-end encrypted until sometime in 2022 at the earliest."

According to the reports, many authorities have raised concern with this privacy plan, with respect to how such a process could be used to hide criminal activity, despite ongoing concerns about the proposal Facebook is still pushing its plan ahead.

Facebook first has announced its privacy concern in March 2019, considering to add more privacy-aligned features, of groups and messaging into the broader Facebook experience.

"End-to-end encryption is an important tool in developing a privacy-focused social network. Encryption is decentralizing - it limits services like ours from seeing the content flowing through them and makes it much harder for anyone else to access your information. This is why encryption is an increasingly important part of our online lives, from banking to healthcare services." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained in a blog post.

 

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