We live in an increasingly authoritarian world where leaders demand loyalty, obedience, and the rights to your private information whenever they choose.
Kevin Webb explains what’s coming:
Attorney General William Barr and the US Justice Department will issue an open letter asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to delay the company’s plans for a fully encrypted messaging service
Apple’s Messages already has end-to-end encryption.
[Faceboook] has plans to build a messaging platform that would provide end-to-end encryption and allow users to communicate across Facebook Messenger, What’s App, and Instagram.
Sound familiar? What’s the problem?
The new platform would be built to provide more privacy and security for users, with features like auto-deleting messages and secure data storage.
Governments don’t want that. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the coming changes:
Law enforcement, obviously, is not going to be psyched about that. But we think it’s the right thing to protect people’s privacy more, so we’ll go defend that when the time is right.
If Apple caves, we’re in trouble.