Why Experts Are Worried About Encryption on Facebook Messenger

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Why Experts Are Worried About Encryption on Facebook Messenger

Facebook is jumping on the privacy bandwagon and working to add end-to-end encryption to its Messenger app, but experts say that encryption could put children and younger users at risk.

In May, Facebook announced plans to bring end-to-end encryption to its Messenger app by 2022. While many praise the use of this encryption method in online messaging services, some recently have expressed concerns that adding it to Facebook Messenger could open the door for abusers to contact younger users without any form of moderation.

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Others say encryption is worth the risk, and some suggest Facebook could offer a back door instance that could be used to monitor specific messaging threads.

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