Facebook may add end-to-end encryption to Messenger, report says

Image: Brittany herbert/Mashable By Karissa Bell2016-06-01 00:12:36 UTC Facebook Messenger may follow WhatsApp in implementing stronger encryption, according to a new report.  The social network could add end-to-end encryption to its Messenger app later this year, even though it may come at the expense of some of Facebook’s artificial intelligence features, The Guardian reports.  The new encryption measures, which would make messages sent through Messenger more secure, will reportedly roll out as an “optional” encrypted mode that users would need to opt into in order to enable it. If true, that would differ from the encryption recently implemented by Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which turned on end-to-end encryption by default on all its apps last month.  The difference, according to The Guardian, is that Messenger’s encryption would come at the expense of some…


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