Mobile phone data between Apple and the US government to break the storm, the world technology industry ignited the personal privacy and public safety contradictory debate. And after the storm, many technology companies to take more active measures to protect user privacy, data encryption. According to the Guardian website reported, Facebook's chat Messenger, chat will also be encrypted.
Mobile chat is one of the most popular applications of smart phones, and Facebook chat has dominated the global mobile market, its tool WhatsApp users over a billion people, have already implemented a chat encryption. WhatsApp This also led to a number of countries government and police discontent.
Facebook chat is another popular product is the Messenger, has 900 million users worldwide. WhatsApp and different, Messenger developed by Facebook themselves more actively in business innovation. At this year's developers conference, Facebook announced that will introduce chat robot Messenger, allow enterprises to manufacturers to provide a variety of services through the chat, such as chat ticketing, chat and shopping.
According to Guardian reports, Facebook Messenger will be on end to end encryption, however, and & ldquo; sibling & rdquo; different WhatsApp, Messenger encryption is user selectable, the default startup will not be encrypted.
Facebook Messenger can not be automatically encrypted by default, because the bot program before its release, the need for user chats actively analyzed, intelligence tips. If the default encryption, the robot will lose the value of existence.
User-selectable encryption chat tool is also part of the approach taken, but less secure than the default boot encryption.
Messenger will be taken encryption mode, similar to the Google I / O developer conference released a chat Allo. User chat, & ldquo; Google & rdquo assistant; real-time analysis of the content will be given & ldquo; & rdquo what restaurants nearby; other chat prompt. Therefore, Allo also adopted a user-selectable encryption modes.
For the Guardian reports, Facebook has not yet made to confirm or deny.
In the take-end encryption in the background, such as Google, Facebook and other chat service provider, you can not get to the plaintext of a chat, even if the police or intelligence agencies request information, service providers also can & ldquo; the content has been encrypted user & rdquo ; on the grounds of refusal.
WhatsApp chat encryption is quite active on several years ago launched a default encryption, and in April this year, WhatsApp announced further enhance the security level for all group chat content, and send pictures, video and other information, to take all the encryption .
However, WhatsApp encryption move has some trouble to bring their own, such as the Brazilian court has repeatedly issued a ban order, in addition to the United States Department of Justice and other agencies have also been dissatisfied for WhatsApp long, is likely to take punitive measures.