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Encryption to preserve Messenger privacy, says Facebook

/ 06:19 PM June 02, 2016
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End-to-end encryption may soon be available to users at the cost of a few new features.

As if to contradict the announcement made regarding DeepText–Facebook’s soon-to-be-launched artificial intelligence (AI) system that reads everything a user types–Facebook now says that end-to-end encryption may become available on Facebook Messenger in the future, according to an article in SocialTimes. READ: FACEBOOK GETS MORE PERSONAL WITH NEW AI SYSTEM

End-to-end encryption will prevent Facebook and government authorities from reading messages sent between users.

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The drawback is that some of the new AI and machine-learning features created for the Messenger will not be compatible with end-to-end encryption.

Once encryption has been made available, users might have to choose between security over familiarity. Alfred Bayle

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