Mark Zuckerberg's privacy blogpost: what he said and what he didn't

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As it merges its Messenger service with WhatsApp and Instagram, it will push users away from public...

Facebook says it plans to move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages on its services by default as part of a broader strategic shift - even if the changes mean some countries decide to ban its service.

Once Facebook makes messaging across its apps more secure, it plans to "build more ways for people to interact on top of that, including calls, video chats, groups, stories, businesses, payments, commerce and, ultimately, a platform for many other kinds of private services", Zuckerberg wrote.

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He said public social networks would "continue to be very important in people's lives" but that with growing demand for private interactions "there's also an opportunity to build a simpler platform that's focused on privacy first".

What's interesting is that he is also admitting that end-to-end encryption can also lead to misuse and there is a big responsibility from their side to prevent such cases as much as possible.

Messages and stories will be impermanent, so people don't "have to worry about what they share coming back to hurt them later". "I believe we should be working towards a world where people can speak privately and live freely knowing that their information will only be seen by who they want to see it and won't all stick around forever", he said.

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But unraveling Facebook could become more hard if Zuckerberg can successfully stitch together the messaging services behind an encrypted wall. Facebook makes occasional nods to granting users greater control over their privacy, but at the end of the day, data about users is what makes Mark Zuckerberg's company tick.

The post claims to be authored by the 'Zucc himself, and it's a delightful mix of slightly confused metaphors and a revisionist narrative painting Facebook as a champion for privacy even as it acknowledges its repeated failures.

Beyond the technical requirements needed to ensure more private conversations, Zuckerberg said his team will need to focus on features that provide a sense of closeness, like how in WhatsApp today the number of people in groups is limited.

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The initial phase of Facebook's security overhaul will tackle messaging. Zuckerberg's solution to this problem, apparently, is to build a communication chimera that connects WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram.

In a blog on Wednesday Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will start to become more of a "privacy-focused platform".

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of the social networking site Facebook, said that his company would not store confidential user data in countries where, from his point of view, human rights were not respected. Facebook's business model is to mine users' data for advertisers... Gupta has also been instrumental with recent court proceedings of WhatsApp in India that were filed by the Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change (CASC) a year ago. "But it's particularly worrisome for a company like Facebook, whose product is information", Kakaes expressed. Facebook, Zuckerberg wrote, has been "obsessed" with creating an "intimate environment" for WhatsApp users. Until now, it has been encouraging people to share more, scooping up buckets of personal data and using it to rake in advertising cash.

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