They know where I am. They know where you are… I simply don’t trust them!— Toby Shapshak, Publisher - Stuff magazine
Facebook says its future is “privacy-focussed”.
It plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who used to describe the social media behemoth as a “town square” likens its new system to “being in a living room behind a closed front door, without having to worry about anyone eavesdropping”.
Currently, only WhatsApp is encrypted.
Soon, however, all of Facebook’s apps will have encryption, meaning - in theory - that only the sender and receiver would be able to see the content of any messages.
Should users be freaked out by what is, in essence, a merger of Facebook's communications apps?
What are the implications for users’ data privacy?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).
I can’t see anything significantly changing, that’s the concern…— Toby Shapshak, Publisher - Stuff magazine
How can we trust them? Facebook has been full of scandals year after year… They have never really cared about our privacy… Facebook’s business model is to mine users’ data for advertisers… I can’t see how their business model can work if they don’t have access to our information…— Toby Shapshak, Publisher - Stuff magazine
Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
Does it work? Chicken Licken tries again with a new TV advert after the advertising regulator banned its “Legend of Big John”.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Warren Thompson, Financial Journalist at Business Day.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Saville (CEO of Cannon Asset Managers) and Prof Chris Malikane (University of Witwatersrand).
The actual card is minimalist and sleek in the most Apple kind of way. Bruce Whitfield interviews Craig Wilson, Editor at Stuff.
Bruce Whitfield interviews South African designer and founder of a Xhosa-inspired knitwear brand, Laduma Ngxokolo.
Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.
SA Flyer Magazine editor Guy Leitch explains the impact of the Northern Cape SKA radio telescope on flight times.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist at Minerals Council South Africa.
Bruce Whitfield interviews rapper Riky Rick about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).
It will be Europe’s largest internet firm, says Basil Sgourdos (Naspers), David Shapiro (Sasfin) and Nicky Newton-King (JSE).
NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.
Independent consultant at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Professor Barney Pityana blames political leadership for the moral decay.
Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.