May 01, 2021
Thanks to feinmann!
“Facebook Messenger and Instagram could become ‘superplatforms’ for paedophiles if end-to-end encryption is added, expert warns.
End-to-end encryption would make Facebook a ‘honeypot’ and a ‘superplatform’ for paedophiles, according to one official at the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Rob Jones, director of threat leadership at NCA, criticised the social network for its plans to introduce the security standard to both Facebook Messenger and Instagram, which Facebook also owns.”
COMMENT from SUBMITTER:
No, the real reason is that government agencies lose their ability to spy on their citizens in the style of George Orwell’s 1984: “You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
So, I see the fear mongering continues…
I see they are full of unsupported speculation, also.
“We’re not receiving enough complaints, therefor, it must be rampant but hiding”.
Facebook needs to move forward with end to end encryption…period.
I would still not trust Facebook to be completely on the level about this issue, regardless.
You know there are bound to be “back door keys”, they’d be holding onto.
…Oh…and I also see there are plenty of homicidal messages left in the comments section…which the Daily Mail doesn’t seem concerned enough to remove.
Yet another haven for online terrorism and hate speech.