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  • Facebook Messenger reportedly to be Getting End-to-End Encryption



    The Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service recently rolled out end-to-end encryption for all of its messaging options, and now Facebook may be getting in on the fun, too.

    Security has become one of the most talked-about elements of mobile devices recently, so itís perhaps not all that surprising that one of the largest social media networks in the world would be gearing up to roll out its own features. According to a report from The Guardian, citing unnamed sources, Facebook is planning on rolling out end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger.

    However, there are some caveats. First, end-to-end encryption will be rolled out behind-the-scenes, but that it will be opt-in for Facebook users. From the sound of the report, the reason for the opt-in option is because Facebookís chat bots wonít be able to function correctly if the security measure is implemented.

    Of course, encryption is now activated by default in WhatsApp, and itís been that way for Appleís iMessage right out of the gate. Moving forward it sounds like it will be up to customers to tell Facebook if they prefer chat bots or security.

    Which would you opt for?

    [via The Guardian]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Messenger reportedly to be Getting End-to-End Encryption started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      I donít trust when they say itís encrypted until itís proved. ESPECIALLY by Facebook. Release the source code and Iíll MAYBE trust them.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      I donít trust when they say itís encrypted until itís proved. ESPECIALLY by Facebook. Release the source code and Iíll MAYBE trust them.
      They'll never release the source code
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer View Post
      They'll never release the source code
      And Iíll never trust it as securely encrypted. Better than nothing, but not secure.