Meta delays encrypting messages on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

21/11/2021 | The Guardian

Meta, the company which owns Facebook, has confirmed it will delay plans to encrypt messages on Facebook and Instagram to 2023 due to warnings from child safety campaigners the move would shield abusers from detection. “We’re taking our time to get this right and we don’t plan to finish the global rollout of end-to-end encryption by default across all our messaging services until sometime in 2023,” Global Director of Safety Antigone Davis wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.

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