Facebook are going to monetize encrypted messaging by consolidating metadata analysis of 3 key platforms (Messenger, & Instagram). They will make money by tracking your relationships and social groups. They will make that information easily accessible to law enforcement.

They will build the largest system ever conceived and will sell it under the banner of consumer encryption.

They will say that this delivers on the dream of secure usable communication that balances privacy, and law enforcement.

I believe that your social connections, friendship groups and patterns of life should not be monetized or sold for profit. I believe that actual and security must protect metadata as well as content.

When we celebrate Facebook bringing end to end encryption to millions more people we miss the forest for the trees.


The point of all this isn't accessible privacy it's inaccessible surveillance.

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