Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Don't Trust Facebook Because You Don't 'Understand' It

Now we know why WhatsApp’s founders quit, and it’s not good news!

The New York Times is reporting that the three services messaging programs will be brought together into one unified platform by early 2020, according to several sources close to the matter. For example, WhatsApp accounts - which only require a phone number to sign up - are relatively anonymous, but linking that account with personal Facebook or Instagram account may lead to further privacy issues. They won't merge, continuing to function as standalone apps, but their owner wants their users to be able to message each other across platforms.

Facebook said it is working on making more of its messaging products end-to-end encrypted, and considering ways to make it easier for users to connect across networks.

While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services.

Zuckerberg was called to testify in Congress and European Parliament a year ago after a scandal that allowed political consultancy group Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of 87 million users - including Facebook's best guess at their political leanings.

It means that all three apps will support end-to-end encryption, which Instagram now lacks.

Instagram's founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger abandoned the company late previous year, reportedly due to Zuckerberg's increased grip on the app.

WhatsApp's founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton also left Facebook, again apparently due to similar concerns.

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ZUCKERBERG: "People consistently tell us that if they're going to see ads, they want them to be relevant". We have already seen departure of Instagram co-founder a year ago, which is speculated to be triggered by a response of Facebook trying to take more control over Instagram product.

Mark Zuckerberg really wants the world to know that Facebook doesn't "sell people's data", and he'll take any opportunity he can to prove it. In fact, dozens of WhatsApp employees are said to have clashed with Zuckerberg in a staff meeting last month over the plans. Facebook and Messenger ask for real identities.

The move which mixes the best of logical, obvious and hugely surprising, will see the three services become a single tool at the end of what the New York Times reports will be a "long process".

Until now, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger have been run as separate and competing products.

The move will require all the apps to use end-to-end encryption, which is a security measure used in WhatsApp to ensure that people outside of conversations can not read private messages.

In many countries, people often rely on only one or two text messaging services.

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