Mark Zuckerberg: A totally different, more private Facebook is in the works

Mark Zuckerberg: A totally different, more private Facebook is in the works

Zuckerberg framed the strategy as a user choice, including the phrase "people want" six times in his blog post, and citing the fast growth of ephemeral and private communication on his company's services.

While Zuckerberg is, once again, talking the talk, he will have an uphill battle to convince social networking users of Facebook's pivot to privacy.

I think we have already blown well past the Big Brother stage of compromised privacy.

Facebook will also bring self-deleting messages so that users can set messages to auto-delete or archive in a minute, a month or a year (just like the features available on Signal or Telegram app). An interesting point here is that Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook's security systems can read the content of users messages sent over Messenger.

"We know that strong, end-to-end encryption is achievable, simply because other, admittedly smaller messaging apps and platforms, such as Signal and Telegram, have successful business models", Gartner analyst Adam Preset told Barron's in an email.

Zuckerberg points to WhatsApp as the flawless example of how Facebook will rework its platform to private, encrypted services. "Looking at the future of the internet and privacy, I believe one of the most important decisions we'll make is where we'll build data centres and store people's sensitive data".

The social media giant has come under fire for a series of privacy scandals. Encryption is decentralizing - it limits services like ours from seeing the content flowing through them and makes it much harder for anyone else to access your information.

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"We applaud Facebook for beginning to focus on the value of providing true consumer privacy and look forward to their extending this new privacy promise to include the marketing of customer data", Unisys Chief Trust Officer Tom Patterson said in an email to SiliconANGLE. People will be able to use any Facebook-owned app to communicate across networks.

The move to encryption will prevent Facebook from collecting data about its users from their messages, but Zuckerberg said it will still continue to retrieve data from other parts of its platforms.

The tech founder referred to previously-announced plans to integrate Facebook's three platforms - Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram - into one messaging service accessible through any of the three apps.

Reducing Permanence: People should be comfortable being themselves, and should not have to worry about what they share coming back to hurt them later. Before Facebook successfully cloned Snapchat's Stories feature, the company was anxious about the decline in "organic" sharing, normal people posting content about their own lives. "I wanted to create an environment where people could share whatever information they wanted, but also have control over whom they shared that information with". He said Facebook is also improving its ability to "identity and stop bad actors" by detecting patterns and through unnamed "other means".

The integration plans involve thousands of Facebook staff and are expected to be completed late this year or early next year, The New York Times reported in January.

Facebook has built the world's largest online platform with some 2.3 billion active users but has been criticized for enabling misinformation and manipulation, and for gathering vast amounts of personal data which may be used for targeted advertising. As has been pointed out, this also won't score points for Facebook with the Chinese government.

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