Meta has announced plans to transform its chat and voice messaging app Messenger into a fully encrypted service, sparking a privacy and security debate. End-to-end encrypted messaging is intended to provide a layer of security for users, preventing access from third parties. Privacy advocates support encryption, while law enforcement agencies argue it hinders tracking criminal activity. Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has prioritized privacy but acknowledged encryption’s risks. The company has faced scrutiny in Europe, with recent fines and criticism from lawmakers. Reduced trust and safety employees raise concerns about misinformation and predators. End-to-end encryption has gained traction since Edward J. Snowden’s revelations about government access to user communications. Encrypted messaging apps and tech companies have adopted this security method, while regulators argue it enables criminal behavior. Meta plans to introduce other new features in Messenger, including read receipts and voice memos.
Meta’s Proposal to Implement Encryption in Messenger Sparks Controversy over Privacy
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