Attorney General William Barr will ask Facebook to delay its plans for a fully encrypted, auto-deleting messaging platform (FB)

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, according to a draft of the letter obtained by Ryan Mac and Joseph Bernstein of BuzzFeed News. In March 2019 Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was developing a new messaging platform that would feature end-to-end encryption and auto-delete messages after a certain amount of time. End-to-end encryption could make it more difficult for law enforcement and tech companies to access messages during criminal investigations, but Zuckerberg says the new platform would improve privacy and security. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more… Read More

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