Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg intends to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services, including endless encryption that includes these applications. The three services will still remain as stand-alone apps.
Facebook said the end-to-end encryption is being added, the message is backed by messages, except for interviewers, with more messaging products and user-friendly ways of connecting to networks.
After modifications, Facebook may send an encrypted message, for example, to someone with a WhatsApp account.
Some Facebook security engineers and an external encryption expert said the plan could be good news for users' privacy, especially extending end-to-end encryption.
However, technology is not always hiding the metadata to find out who's who they are talking to.
Any metadata integration likely to let Facebook know more about users, such as phone numbers and email addresses.
Facebook may use these data to charge more for advertising and targeted services, even though ads based on Messenger and Instagram's content of messages should be banned.
Messenger allows external people to ignore their phone numbers, such as increasing the risk of child custody and approach.
Phone numbers based systems have privacy concerns to facilitate the location of the government and other organizations.
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