Encryption: Governments want backdoors in Facebook for investigations


Government officials in the US, UK and Australia are apparently against Facebook's efforts to better encrypt information and data transmissions. According to the magazine, this hampers investigations into criminal activities in the social network, as it prevents access for police authorities Buzfeed citing an internal letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. An internal source recently described this approach by the news agency Bloomberg.

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"Security enhancements in the virtual world should not make us more vulnerable in the physical world"it says in the letter. A specific example is addressed directly: pedophilia. "Public safety risks from Facebook's proposals are compounded by the context of a single platform that connects public profiles with inaccessible news, providing unique routes for alleged perpetrators to identify our children and gain their trust.", is it[called

The governments beat according to the US magazine Cnet to establish backdoors in the social network and other platforms for security purposes. "We strongly oppose government attempts to install backdoors because they would undermine the privacy and security of people everywhere"says Zuckerberg.

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According to the letter, 16.8 million cases of missing or abused children have been reported in the US. The US government wants to defend its decision with these figures.

In March 2019, Facebook announced in an open letter to do more in the future for the privacy of its users. Previously, the company had been involved in data breaches and was required to give an account to many international courts. Among the new measures is the already usable, but disabled by default end-to-end encryption of Facebook Messengers, as is the case with Whatsapp and other news applications such as signal.