Facebook says it’s going to implement end-to-end encryption into its extremely popular Messenger app. Unfortunately, the company is going about it all wrong. The encryption will be require that users opt-in to use the security measure, which bows to the the FBI’s wishes, and flies in the face of what experts consider best practices.
So, in other words, this is a non-event since nobody will know that they have to turn it on.
Oh well, so much for that. At least Whatsapp (also owned by FaceBook) has encryption turned on by default.