Facebook may add end-to-end encryption to Messenger

Facebook wants to improve privacy on its Messenger app by beefing up encryption, but it may come at the expense of artificial intelligence features, according to the Guardian.The social-networking giant plans to release an optional encrypted communications mode for the chat app in the coming months, unidentified sources described as close to the project told the British newspaper. The system’s end-to-end encryption would allow only the sender and recipient to read the texts, blocking the prying eyes of governments and law-enforcement officials.However, the tighter encryption could obstruct some of the machine learning features Facebook is building into Messenger, the newspaper reported. Facial recognition is a touchy subject with Facebook. In early May, Facebook finally have a global launch for Moments, private photo-sharing app. But due to privacy concerns, the featureā€¦


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