Facebook will decrypt “encrypted” messages on its Messenger app if the sender is accused of “cyber-bullying.”
“When you report a secret conversation, recent messages from that conversation will be decrypted and sent securely from your device to our Help Team for review,” Facebook’s terms of services states. “We won’t tell the person you’re talking to that you reported it.”
“Community Standards violations can include bullying or harassment, threats, and sexual violent or exploitation.”
— Kit Daniels (@KitDaniels1776) October 6, 2016
Ironically, Facebook also claimed “a secret conversation in Messenger is encrypted end-to-end, which means the messages are intended just for you and the other person—not anyone else, including us.”
In other words, Facebook’s new “encryption” software announced on Wednesday isn’t really encryption at all when the social media giant – and presumably intelligence agencies – can decrypt messages at will despite not being the intended recipients.
Users might as well be writing in plain text.
This false security is also dangerous given how “social justice warriors” are out destroying the lives and careers of individuals who make “insulting comments” online because to them, free speech ends where their feelings begin.
SJWs are even developing an app called “Social Autopsy” which encourages users to submit the real identities of people who cause “offense” online, including their including employment and school records.
The app, of course, is open to abuse by leftists to publicly shame anyone for having differing political views – and it will have a chilling effect on free speech.
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