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Facebook Has A New Privacy Strategy

In a blog post entitled “A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared with Facebook users his latest plan in improving the privacy strategy that Facebook has at the moment.

“I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services, and we’ve historically focused on tools for more open sharing,” Zuckerberg admitted in the post. “But we’ve repeatedly shown that we can evolve to build the services that people really want, including in private messaging and stories.”

Zuckerberg also layed out some specific ‘principles’ that the new strategy will embody on Facebook.

  • Private interactions. People should be confident enough that their interactions will be theirs and theirs alone.
  • Encryptions. Basically, conversations between users should be secure.
  • Reducing message permanence. Facebook is planning to allow users to be able to delete their messages permanently, reducing the fear of internet permanence.
  • Safety. Facebook promises to keep users safe, encryption-wise.
  • Interoperability. Users should be able to interact across apps and networks.
  • Secure data storage. All sensitive data will be held safe and secure.

“I believe we should be working towards a world where people can speak privately and live freely knowing that their information will only be seen by who they want to see it and won’t all stick around forever,” Zuckerberg added. “If we can help move the world in this direction, I will be proud of the difference we’ve made.”