Data protection officials concerned over Facebook messaging merger

Data protection officials concerned over Facebook messaging merger

The ongoing plan to unify the stand alone apps, and to merge their messaging infrastructure, to make it possible, social media is firstly working on to bring end-to-end encryption to the Instagram Direct, and the platform of already offer this kind of security.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland yesterday (28 January) issued a statement saying that while it is aware the project is in its infancy, it has still requested an urgent briefing on what exactly is being proposed. According to the New York Times report, the three internet services would be continuing as stand-alone app and regarding the probable intermingle, the Facebook Inc.

Doing so could put Facebook on a collision course with European Union officials, who have repeatedly blocked it from using personal data from WhatsApp users.

In its most recent earnings report, Facebook estimated that 2.6 billion people now use Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Messenger each month.

But that's perhaps the most cunning part of Facebook's move: by merging its messaging services, it makes itself harder to break apart. Facebook's goal is to increase user engagement and discourage users from turning to other messaging platforms. Acquiring companies tend to promise they'll leave a purchased asset alone, but it never lasts - for mostly good reason. For the plan above to work, you'll probably have to tie together your Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram accounts, something not all people might want to do.

Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall
The senator said that Trump "knows we're not wasting our time", but he could be trying to move them "into quicker action". She added that the 17 House and Senate negotiators should decide the components of the nation's border security.

Although it was insisted each app would remain accessible in a standalone manner, the decision appears set to reduce the independence of each service. Facebook, for example, requires users to register their real name, while Instagram does not. It isn't trivial to connect a single person and her Facebook account to an Instagram profile under a pseudonym, and a WhatsApp account with just a phone number.

The New York Times reported on Friday that Facebook has planned to integrate chats within WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram.

Now, an integrated messaging service platform would be able to link the data and personal information of users from these three apps into a centralized database. It's unclear when the three chat apps will be unified.

But users will always have a choice when its comes to messaging platforms.

This new platform would allow social media users to communicate across three different platforms for the first time in history.

Related News:

Most liked

Europe launches sanctions-busting Iran payment vehicle
An embassy spokesperson repeated Trump's threat that all who continued to do business with Iran would be subject to USA sanctions. Trump's decision to pull America out of the Iran nuclear deal in May pushed the three European nations to create the method.

Budget 2019: 11 Highlights From Govt’s Last Budget Before Polls
Goyal will be presenting the Modi government's sixth and final budget before it goes for elections in May this year. Also being speculated are cheap loans for small businesses and increased rural spending.

Hardik Pandya gets dismissed by Trent Boult in the most unfortunate manner
Rohit, who lost his wicket for seven runs, was among the seven batsmen that lost their wickets for a single-digit score. Black Caps bowling coach Shane Jurgensen said the conditions suited Boult. "It allowed him to work to his strengths".

Damning evidence in horse trainer case
Several Weir-trained horses are due to race in Victoria later on Thursday and over the weekend. Peter Ryan is a sports reporter with The Age covering AFL, horse racing and other sports.

Please turn down thermostat due to fire, high demand
A root cause analysis to try and determine why the fire occurred has also been initiated. The facility provides 64 percent of Consumers' natural gas supply.

We Need to Be Ourselves against Japan: Carlos Queiroz
Queiroz was also coaching Iran national football team in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup , where they lost to Iraq in a penalty shootout at the competition's quarterfinals.

GOP senators buck Trump on Syria, Afghanistan drawdown plans
Trump also ordered the military to develop plans to remove up to half of the 14,000 United States forces in Afghanistan. A final vote on the amendment could come next week.

Tesla Model S and Model X get price cuts, new naming scheme
The company said it plans to produce its Model 3 "at maximum production rates" this year . However, Tesla said it expects to turn a profit in each quarter of 2019.

Warnings for snow and ice issued across the UK
Braemar reached minus 14.4C, said the Met Office - the lowest since Holbeach in Lincolnshire recorded minus 15.6C in 2012. The Met Office has said there will be some sunny spells this morning with cloudy conditions moving in by the afternoon.

West Ham make late move for Chelsea striker Batshuayi
But Spurs have chose to not pursue a deal despite the injury to Harry Kane keeping the England captain out until March. However, because the Toffees already have Kurt Zouma on loan, that would have to be a permanent switch.

Don't Count on a Meghan Markle Cameo in Suits' Final Season
The couple are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, according to a statement from Kensington Palace . In the Shadows of the Duchess I and II", she was quoted as saying on Twitter .

India’s unemployment rate highest in 45 years
With less than 100 days to the next election, the Narendra Modi government has a handful of controversies to defend against. It is not right to compare the two data sets, this data is not verified. " NITI Aayog doesn't have the final report".

Student Dies After Eating Leftover Pasta That Was Five Days Old
A 20-year-old student died after he ate a bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce, which was made five days earlier. The pasta was left unrefrigerated for five days, according to the Journal of Clinical Microbiology .

Foxconn scraps plan to build $10 billion Wisconsin factory Trump bragged about
It hired 178 full-time jobs rather than the 260 targeted in 2018, failing to earn a state tax credit worth up to $9.5 million. And though Foxconn has restated their intent to fulfill their 13,000 job promise, doing so may be a fool's errand.

Margot Robbie Teases First Photo of Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey'
As you can see, the footage is labeled "See You Soon", and is the only video upload from YouTube user CheekySneakyPeeky . The film's writer Christina Hodson had previously said they had meant to change the working title but it simply stuck.