Since the 1990’s, Governments around the world often use childcare as an excuse for all kinds of cyberbullying: hiding behind bars, checklists, and ways to prevent anonymity. So when Meta, under pressure from the government and non-governmental organizations, announced its decision last week to delaying the final encryption release until the end on social networking sites such as Instagram DMs and Messenger – with child protection as the reason mentioned – privacy advocates were frustrated and suspicious. But speaking of someone who has worked on security and safety services on Facebook, I do not see the delay as a political decision. Concerns about the safety of young users are real, and these problems are spreading, especially when it comes to the behavior of people who are as vulnerable as Meta.
Despite the frustrations, the company’s delays are justified. Some kind of hide-end it should be accessible to all, protect the right to privacy and prevent government interference. But secrecy — in the end is not just one issue or technology — it is a matter of many legal options and the use of lawsuits with significant consequences. As such, creating the right environment for use is a daunting task. The importance of final cover-to-end coverage, as well as the requirements for optimal performance, vary from platform to platform, and apps such as Facebook and Instagram still require significant changes before launch without compromising performance or posing security threats. The biggest Meta error is not the recent delay but the time, and perhaps the results he promised.
When then-Facebook first announced his time to implement the final concealment until the end of all of its operations in 2019, it is impossible right away it made sense. The timing of the interviews was so rapid that even the development of modern technology would not be impossible, and security measures would not go into it. Systems like WhatsApp already had end-to-end encryption about-ignorance Risk detection methods of some kind, and it is thought that this could translate into other Facebook features.
However, apps and pages like Facebook and Instagram are very different in architecture and more powerful than WhatsApp. All of them use instant messaging as well as systems that attempt to actively connect with people, ranging from reading users’ textbooks, systematically tracking accounts such as location, interests, and friends, as well as online activities. In the case of Facebook, major government or private groups also help to improve public image, as well as search worldwide for all accounts and place groups and organizations as schools. While apps like WhatsApp and Signal act as direct messages between known ones, Facebook and Instagram which tend to grow lead to a time when bullies can find victims, information and relationships are accidentally disclosed, and many strangers become involved. .
The main difference means that before Meta can change all its platforms to be updated to the end, its software has to change some unnecessary changes. First, the company needs to develop its own existing risk reduction strategies. This includes using social media graphs to identify users who are trying to speed up their networking or targeting people of other races (e.g., people of a certain age or speculation), and finding alternatives that may be difficult in metadata. These methods can work in conjunction with reporting and prompt reporting methods, so users are provided with secure information that informs them of the options for reporting abuse, as well as the necessary reporting to enable the user to climb the platform. Although this type of design is advantageous or has no final concealment to the end, it is extremely useful when eliminating the potential for illumination.