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Facebook Introduces New Features for End-to-End Encrypted Messenger App
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Facebook Introduces New Features for End-to-End Encrypted Messenger App

Default end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Messenger chats has begun to expand globally, according to a Monday announcement from Meta Platforms. More users will notice that parts of their chats are progressively being upgraded with an additional layer of security provided by end-to-end encryption over the next months, according to Melissa Miranda of Meta. The social media giant stressed that the process of picking and updating the chats to support E2EE is random but stated that it wants to alert users in a few specific chat threads as the security feature is enabled. Miranda continued, "It's supposed to be random so there isn't a detrimental impact on our infrastructure and people's chat experience read the complete article Facebook Introduces New Features for End-to-End Encrypted ...
WhatsApp Hit with €5.5m fine for GDPR Violations
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WhatsApp Hit with €5.5m fine for GDPR Violations

The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €5.5 million ($5.9 million) for violating the GDPR (DPC). WhatsApp Ireland has been ordered to bring its data processing operations into compliance within six months in addition to paying the penalties. Significant differences amongst European data protection authorities regarding WhatsApp's level of responsibility were on display in this case. The fine pertains to a revision to WhatsApp's terms of service that was made on May 25, 2018, the day the EU's GDPR took effect. This advised both current and new users that they had to click "agree and continue" to confirm their acceptance of the amended Terms of Service if they wished to continue using the WhatsApp service after the implementation of the new rules read the complete...