Extract from Jerry Bui’s article “Security v. Privacy”
Facebook announced earlier this month that their messaging products are going to enjoy ephemeral storage and end-to-end encryption. So, Facebook is joining a growing crowd of companies that want to limit the amount of vulnerable data stored on their servers in the name of individual privacy. It’s a cheeky move for a company that routinely gives our data away willingly as part of their business model, much less unwillingly in the case of a cyber security breach. Either way, as it turns out with the data-sharing deal in the Cambridge Analytica example, bad guys walk away with our info regardless. The roads of Silicon Valley are more likely to be paved with greed than good intentions.