Facebook’s secrecy putting kids at risk

Original article by Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 2 : 7-Feb-20

Child protection groups have urged Facebook not to proceed with end-to-end encryption across Messenger and its other platforms. The groups state that introducing such encryption will lead to "more serious and sustained sexual abuse", and that Facebook should only proceed with the encryption if it adopts measures to scan for child abuse images and consents to share data with governments and child safety experts. Sonya Ryan, the CEO of the Carly Ryan Foundation, has described the potential impact of Facebook’s end-to-end encryption plans as "frightening".


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