Facebook Shareholders The Latest Group To Ask Facebook To Drop Its Encryption Plans

added 05.06.2020 03:59

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Facebook is implementing end-to-end encryption in its Messenger service.

Investors at Facebook's annual stockholder meeting will vote on a proposal to postpone the firm's plans for end-to-end encryption.

The shareholders are asking for a delay until at least February of next year before implementation so the Board of Directors can compile a report on the negative aspects of implementing end-to-end encryption in Messenger.

While it's true additional security measures will be a net benefit for users' privacy, the key issue is the security of the communications, rather than ensuring Facebook isn't able to see the content of users' messages.

Privacy has slider bars when it comes to users and their dealings with both Facebook and the government.