Mar 6, 2019

Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

AFP Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a "Privacy-focused platform." As part of his privacy goals, he said Facebook would not "Store sensitive data in countries with weak records on human rights like privacy and freedom of expression." Facebook firm has faced been sharply criticised in the past over user privacy and the spread of offensive content and "Fake news". The shift to more intimate communications between smaller groups, making those conversations private even from Facebook itself, and no longer keeping data for a long period of time is no doubt designed to address the tech giant's poor track record on privacy in recent times.

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