Mark Zuckerberg made a statement during the Facebook F8 Conference 2019 emphasized that privacy is the future. But in the past, when it came to privacy, Facebook really didn’t do well. So the company needs to go through a very long way to regain the trust of users.
Promoting privacy requires a great effort on Facebook and it seems impossible to do it one night. Not only that, Facebook emphasized that privacy is not only in the browser but also in Messenger, Instagram, Oculus and WhatsApp.
In other words, Facebook not only makes the browser more private, but also makes the message more private. In a speech at F8 2019, Mark presented six core details of this plan.
- Private interaction
Sometimes, you just want to keep interacting with friends and family and don’t want to share everything publicly. With the new Facebook, users can control sharing more private with one or more people. Private interactions are part of coding.
When it comes to texting, End-to-end encryption is very popular. This encoding has also appeared in WhatsApp application. However WhatsApp is not the only messaging service of Facebook, so if Facebook wants users to be able to text via any application to anyone, then adding End-to-end encryption to Messenger and Instagram Direct is very important.
Encrypting activities in other Facebook products is equally important. Information like the websites you visit, your location when using Facebook, … all should be encrypted.
Basically, encryption will ensure that no one can see the activities you want to keep private (including Facebook), except you. Currently, Facebook can see all the user activity performed in the company’s services, but once it has been coded, this will change.
Encryption is the only way to ensure that users do not need to worry about messages or other data on their phones being monitored by Facebook or a third party.