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Whatever Happened to Zuckerberg’s Promise of End-to-End Encryption?

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In March of last year, Mark Zuckerberg pledged that Facebook would apply end-to-end encryption to user communications across all of its platforms by default.

According to one of the Facebook engineers, a version of Messenger that’s fully end-to-end encrypted by default remains years away.

Jon Millican, Facebook’s Messenger privacy software engineer, said, “While we have made progress in the planning, it turns out that adding end-to-end encryption to an existing system is incredibly challenging and involves fundamentally rethinking almost everything.”

Facebook spokesperson says the company expects to see some progress on interoperable messaging this year.

Curated from Wired

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