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Re: Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption.



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On 07/09/2016 12:46 AM, jim bell wrote:
> https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/08/messenger-adds-end-to-end-encryption
/
>
>  Quote: "Facebook Messenger wants to be your primary messaging app.
> As people become more and more concerned about security, being the
> best messaging app means being the most secure. That’s why Facebook
> is finally adding an option for users to encrypt their chats in
> Messenger.

So in brief, The Facebook wants to assure that that The Facebook, its
DARPA investors, and whoever has broken into a given user's computer
have /exclusive/ access to that user's "private" comms.

- From a marketing perspective, as long as whatever they deploy is "good
enough" that it can not be easily demonstrated useless, mission
accomplished.  Not that it matters much:  Some people believe that The
Facebook is an appropriate venue for business and "serious" personal
communications, some know better, and as this is a question of basic
competence it is unlikely that a cryptographic fig leaf will change
the behavior of more than 1% of users' behavior for the worse.

:o/


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