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Facebook Plans New Emphasis on Private Communications

Posted by M. C. on March 7, 2019

Facebook…Private! The tentacles are reaching out.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-plans-new-emphasis-on-private-communications-11551899847

Facebook Inc., which became the world’s biggest social network by encouraging people to share photos and messages publicly, said it is now betting on the opposite: that the future of social media lies in private messaging and small-group chats.

In a major shift in strategy, Facebook plans to offer encrypted messaging across all of its major products and allow people to make private conversations ephemeral, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post. It also will develop products within those messaging services—such as payments and e-commerce—that eventually could allow it to diversify from the ad-supported business model that led to a number of privacy missteps, he said….

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