Facebook To Be More Trustworthy
تكنولوجيا MAR 12, 2019

With the wake of so many privacy scandals on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken the definite decision to move the social platform to a more ‘privacy focused’ network.

This January, Zuckerberg talked to The New York Times, and shared the company’s thoughts about merging his 3 social network sites: Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. These platforms will stay separate applications but will function with a unified software. He confirmed that his plan is to make it possible for users to send any message to their contacts using any of the messaging services that is WhatsApp, Messenger or Instagram. During the same interview, Zuckerberg shared his opinion on online communications by stating that he believes that they should be more private and he assured that his social networks will move to become and stay forever “private, encrypted services”. He also reminded the people that he had already started his mission by adding ‘stories’ to his platforms. Zuckerberg explained that the changes he will be developing in order to move to a ‘privacy focused platform’ include messages that “won’t stick around forever” and an end to end encryption (already implemented on WhatsApp) preventing anyone even Facebook itself, from seeing what users are sending to each other.

Zuckerberg isn’t ignorant of what the people want; he understands that their main demand is that they get privacy on their social networks. He believes that he has to work towards an online world where individuals get to chat in private and express themselves freely knowing that their date will solely be seen by them and the ones they sent it to. He is aiming to a ‘don’t stick around forever’ messaging environment. His main aim is to make his users feel comfortable and to trust his platforms completely; because without complete trust, no one will keep on using his networks. In a very important blog post, Zuckerberg wrote: “I understand that many people don't think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform - because frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services, and we've historically focused on tools for more open sharing. But we've repeatedly shown that we can evolve to build the services that people really want, including in private messaging and stories." From this we can see that Zuckerberg will for sure shift to a more privacy focused online platform. He stated that if he’s able to change the online world and shift it into a more secure network for users where they will feel and experience their privacy, he will be very proud and pleased with that.

However, he acknowledged that the development for this big change is still in its early stages and that he will not move to implementation before he is a hundred percent sure of the modifications. He doesn’t want any mistakes; he cannot afford them at this moment.

تكنولوجيا MAR 12, 2019
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