Report: Facebook Intends to Implement End-to-End Encryption Despite DOJ Pressure

From Cyberscoop:

Facebook is not giving in to Department of Justice demands on weakening encryption, according to a new letter the company sent to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on Monday.

“Cybersecurity experts have repeatedly proven that when you weaken any part of an encrypted system, you weaken it for everyone, everywhere,” Will Cathcart, vice president and head of WhatsApp, and Stan Chudnovsky, vice president and head of Facebook Messenger, wrote in the letter, which CyberScoop acquired. “The ‘backdoor’ access you are demanding for law enforcement would be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes, creating a way for them to enter our systems and leaving every person on our platforms more vulnerable to real-life harm.”

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Just a few months ago the Department of Justice — along with the Department of Homeland Security, U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel and Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton — asked Facebook to delay a rollout of end-to-end encryption across its messaging platforms — WhatsAppInstagram, and Facebook Messenger.

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