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Facebook Moves Ahead Encryption On All Messaging Apps

FACEBOOK – Despite of all the pressure it received, social media giant Facebook is firm on encryption for all its messaging applications.

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The social media giant explained that granting law enforcement special access will eventually became a “a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes.”

According to ABS-CBN News, their comment came weeks after officials from the United States, Britain, and Australia called out the company to allow officials to bypass encryption in order to fight against extremism, child trafficking, and other crimes/

Will Cathcart and Stan Chudnovsky, heads of the company’s WhatsApp and Messenger, explained that the “backdoor” access that authorities demand for the said law enforcement will also be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes who will make a way for them to enter the company’s systems, rendering all people in the giant’s platforms vulnerable to real-life harm.

Critics debated that the giant’s new forms of encryption, which renders itself impossible for anyone other than the the sender and recipient to see the contents of a message, lock out law enforcement.

Based on the report, the giant, which uses “end-to-end” encryption on WhatsApp, disclosed hat it aims to apply the said “end-to-end” encryption to all its messaging services

Privacy product chief for Messenger Jay Sullivan said in a congressional hearing on Tuesday that the social media company was aware of its duty to work with law enforcement.

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