Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Privacy-Focussed Future

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Speaking at Facebook’s F8 developer conference Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his company’s new privacy-focussed approached. Mike Isaac looked at the announcements and spoke to the CEO himself for the New York Times.

Mr. Zuckerberg is working to integrate and encrypt Facebook’s different messaging services, which include WhatsApp and Messenger. The company also plans to continue emphasizing its Stories product, which allows people to post updates that disappear after 24 hours. And it unveiled a spare, stark white look for Facebook, a departure from the site’s largely blue-tinted design. The features, when combined, “will end up creating a more trustworthy platform,” Mr. Zuckerberg said in an interview. “Everywhere you can see and connect with friends, you’ll be able to see and connect with groups; it’s going to be woven into the fabric of Facebook.”

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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Privacy-Focussed Future

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  1. archimedes

    For Facebook, privacy means keeping your personal information safe from anyone who isn’t Facebook or an advertiser.

    • archimedes

      Actually, scratch that. For Facebook, privacy means making all of your information public by default and making it as hard as possible to disable an ever-expanding set of anti-privacy settings.

  2. geoduck

    Uh, Mr. Zuckerburg…
    End to end encryption is good and all for stopping people from hacking accounts
    But the privacy problem is not people from outside stealing data. It’s what FaceBook does with the data. Stories that disappear after 24 hours are great, but your systems have already mined and sold our data by then.
    It isn’t the bad old hackers we don’t trust, It is YOU we don’t trust.

    • archimedes

      In other news, McDonald’s announced that cows will be carefully protected from cattle rustlers.

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