Every day we see new mistakes in Facebook management. It looks like Mark Zuckerberg understood that Facebook became evil and now he is trying to destroy his own creation. But now it may change: the company will try to create privacy-focused services. What’s wrong with this?
In his latest announcement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embraces privacy and security fundamentals like end-to-end encrypted messaging. Maybe I’m too naive, but I believe that Mark can still return their reputation.
But Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is not so optimistic yet: «This all sounds great, in theory. But secure messaging is not easy to get right at either the technical or policy level. And what about people who use each app for different parts of their life? Аctivists, for example, face huge risks if they can no longer manage separate identities across these platforms». And I totally agree with this!
I like Facebook, but I want it to be private and secure. Today I just can’t trust them: I see every mistake they make and everytime I hope it was the last time. Now it looks like Mark just saw Facebook turn into evil and now he is trying to destroy his own creation.
Facebook wants us to believe that they want to be good guys and care about our privacy, but today Facebook is forcing us into unnecessarily choosing between security and privacy: by default, anyone can use the phone number that you provides for two-factor authentication (2FA) to find your profile.
Anyway, now I’m almost sure that Facebook will be blocked: «People should expect that we won’t store sensitive data in countries with weak records on human rights like privacy and freedom of expression in order to protect data from being improperly accessed». Now blocking is imminent…