Facebook's privacy pivot vs Microsoft's 2002 security pivot: Facebook has more to prove

More from: | ZDNET |

More security news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined a privacy-first vision for the social network that will make messaging more like the WhatsApp and Snapchat. Zuckerberg said Facebook will not only make more interactions private, but it will also allow content to disappear, and it’ll keep less metadata.

It all sounds like a worthwhile effort until you realize how little you believe it. Simply put, Facebook will have to prove that it is serious about this privacy pivot.

Also: Facebook to refocus messaging around encryption and privacy  

In his ode to privacy, Zuckerberg said: 

I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident what they say to each


Read full article » https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebooks-privacy-pivot-vs-microsofts-2002-security-pivot-facebook-has-more-to-prove/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

About | ZDNET |

ZDNet brings together the reach of global and the depth of local, delivering 24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision makers.

Whatever your role in the IT buying cycle, ZDNet provides support -- from investigating options to optimizing a solution. Whether you want to follow hot topics or emerging trends, or keep up to date with the latest news and events, ZDNet is the destination for professionals seeking to research technology-related issues, and solve business technology problems.

»Twitter: @zdnet »Facebook: @ZDNet