Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 07/03/2019 16:55

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a "privacy-focused platform."

Facebook owns Messenger and WhatsApp, but message encryption limits its ability to make money through targeted adverts.

The social media giant has come under fire for a series of privacy scandals.

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