Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced that its plans to globally enable end-to-end encryption (E2EE) by default in chat rooms. Instagram and Facebook Messenger They will no longer be finalized until 2023.
Earlier this year, the company reported that the safety function it would reach all its courier services “sometime in 2022 at the earliest.” However, it has now decided to postpone its launch to address user safety concerns.
The encryption from end to end protects messages from the time they leave the sender’s device until they reach the receiver, which means that no one else can access their content. Despite its advantages, there has been a debate about how this system would help abusers to go undetected.
Faced with this controversy, Antigone davis Global security director at Meta, wrote an article for the British newspaper The Telegraph over the weekend detailing the company’s efforts to preserve the safety of minors and ensure the privacy of users in general.
“As a company that connects billions of people around the world and has developed industry-leading technology, we are determined to protect people’s private communications and keep them safe online,” he said.
“We will continue to interact with outside experts and develop effective solutions to combat abuse because our work in this area never ends. We are taking our time to get it right ”, added the executive.