Meta: default end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram in 2023 or later

Meta: default end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram in 2023 or laterFacebook, even before the rebranding, which resulted in the creation of the Meta brand, planned to launch the default end-to-end encryption on the Messenger and Instagram communication platforms. This is important for the privacy of users who want to ensure that no one is able to read the content of the message. At least in theory, because as practice shows, there are no ideal methods, especially if we are talking about purely consumer applications. Meta has long used similar mechanisms in WhatsApp, and importantly, they work by default. In the case of Messenger, things are a bit different. This does not mean that the communicator does not offer encryption. On the contrary, it offers, but in a slightly different form. This, however, is about to change.

Meta will only turn on the default end-to-end encryption on Instagram and Messenger in two years. The reason for the delay is a security issue.

Meta: default end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram in 2023 or later [1]

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Initially, Facebook (currently – Meta) was to launch end-to-end encryption in Messenger and Instagram by 2022 at the latest. However, this will not happen, because, as we learn from The Guardian’s release, the mechanism will not be activated until 2023. In fact, it is also not entirely certain. Because security is an obstacle. It turns out that effective encryption does not allow the service provider to see the content of the communication. It wouldn’t be a bad thing if it wasn’t for one fact. Meta will not be able to help you detect crimes and violations. Many governments are opposed to encryption and demand that app vendors and developers create backdoors that allow security services to gain access to messages.

Meta: default end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram in 2023 or later [2]

Health applications versus privacy and data security. It is worth paying attention to the details

Everything indicates that at the moment the safety of users of the social networking site and messengers is placed above the issue of privacy. This has its pros and cons, and it’s puzzling why there is no reason why encryption is enabled by default on WhatsApp, which is, after all, owned by Meta. Finally, one important note – encryption is available in Messenger even now, but we must activate the “secret messages” function each time for the selected conversation.

Source: The Guardian


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