Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption.
admin at pilobilus.net
Sat Jul 9 07:38:58 PDT 2016
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On 07/09/2016 12:46 AM, jim bell wrote:
> Quote: "Facebook Messenger wants to be your primary messaging app.
> As people become more and more concerned about security, being the
> best messaging app means being the most secure. That’s why Facebook
> is finally adding an option for users to encrypt their chats in
So in brief, The Facebook wants to assure that that The Facebook, its
DARPA investors, and whoever has broken into a given user's computer
have /exclusive/ access to that user's "private" comms.
- From a marketing perspective, as long as whatever they deploy is "good
enough" that it can not be easily demonstrated useless, mission
accomplished. Not that it matters much: Some people believe that The
Facebook is an appropriate venue for business and "serious" personal
communications, some know better, and as this is a question of basic
competence it is unlikely that a cryptographic fig leaf will change
the behavior of more than 1% of users' behavior for the worse.
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