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(ANSA) – MILAN, 22 NOV – Meta, the parent company that controls Facebook and Instagram, will bring end-to-end encryption to Messenger and direct messages from the social media in 2023 only. greater protection from hackers and third-party agencies, because it allows only the sender and recipient of a message to read its contents. A move that, according to some organizations in defense of minors, risks hiding a series of abuses perpetrated online, given the impossibility of control by the police. Originally scheduled for 2022, cryptography coming to Messenger and Instagram will not see the light before 2023. A spokesperson for Meta explained this, telling the Sunday Telegraph that: “As a company that connects billions of people around the world and that has created industry-leading technology, we are determined to protect people’s private communications and keep them safe online. We are taking the time to achieve that and do not plan to complete the global rollout of end-to-end encryption by default on all our messaging services until 2023 “. A different opinion from that of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), which stressed that private messaging is the “first strategy of online child sexual abuse, because it prevents law enforcement and technological platforms to read messages, ensuring greater anonymity “. Meta already uses end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp and for voice and video calls on Messenger. According to the U.S. National Center for Missing Children, of the 21 million reports of child sexual abuse identified globally in 2020, more than 20 million were from Facebook. (HANDLE).

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