Facebook’s reputation for privacy hasn’t been the greatest. Especially its reported leaks that occured the last few years. Cough* Cough* Cambridge Analytica* Cough*
And this has been an occuring concern for not just the government, but also the ones who are most affected, the people who use Facebook. And yes, that includes you and me! (Unless you don’t use Facebook for a reason. Then why would you be here in the first place? Which doesn’t make alo- okay, just nevermind).
However, contrary to popular belief, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook does care! Facebook may have done questionable decisions over the years. But that’s just like every other company out there.
Mark Zuckerberg’s most recent Facebook post concerns this issue of privacy.
It seems like WhatsApp and generally, the new merger will play a big part in this development. Check out our blogs about the Merger!
This is good news for most of the people who use Facebook as their main form of communication. However, this raises concern for law enforcement and attorneys.
Evidence such as messages will be more harder to retrieve because of this decision of end-to-end encryption.
It’s also said that it will be harder to gain revenue for targeted ads because of this decision of going more private. That means there’s gonna be less revenue for companies through Facebook ads. That also means less revenue for Facebook themselves.
But this decision was made for concern of the people. Why else would this decision be made? Personally, I still don’t know what to think and feel.
This is certainly good news for privacy, an issue that has been surrounding Facebook for quite a while now. But I’m also an advertiser and this seems not the best of decision for advertisers.
As of now, it’s still too early to make judgements. Heck, it hasn’t even been implemented yet! The best thing that we could do for now is to be prepared.