We all know very well that as security in Internet services increases, companies no longer have access to shared content or to the conversations they have. This way users remain protected and can have very high levels of privacy. However, now according to the latest reports, the US government wants to hack the social network giant Facebook’s well-known instant messaging application, of course, Facebook Messenger.
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The US Government Wants To Hack Facebook Messenger
As security in Internet services increases, companies no longer have access to shared content or to the conversations they have. This way users remain protected and can have very high levels of privacy.
However, the US Government claims these mechanisms as obstacles for its investigations and therefore seeks to remove them. The latest case is calling into question the number of messages that are exchanged within the social network giant Facebook’s well-known instant messaging app, of course, Facebook Messenger.
There are well-known cases that have been brought before the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and various Internet companies, always with the aim of creating mechanisms to access user data.
A new attack of the US Government on privacy
The best known of these cases involved the tech giant Apple, who declined to give access to a terrorist’s iPhone and eventually managed to avoid creating such security holes in their systems.
What is now being visualized is access to voice calls made in the social network giant Facebook’s well-known instant messaging application, of course, I am talking about the Facebook Messenger by members of the MS-13 gang in Fresno, California, so it is possible to prove a crime committed.
The defense of Facebook comes from the code of the messages
The social network giant Facebook has been defended by the impossibility of accessing these calls and messages exchanged by them have cipher made in the devices, which makes it impossible to access. The largest social network on the Internet, of course, I am talking about the Facebook who after this incident reveals that only with access to the devices will it be possible to read messages and voice calls are not saved without the code.
A measure that could stand for the future
If this measure that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) asks will be successful, it will have to be changed the code of Messenger and other applications, to create mechanisms for access to messages and voice and video calls.
The largest social network on the Internet, of course, I am talking about the Facebook has argued that changing this code is too deep and could endanger its service, in addition to the breach of trust it has with its users.
A very dangerous precedent for the end of privacy
There is still the problem of this decision if it is determined and enforced, to become the precedent that many had hoped would have happened to the tech giant Apple’s case.
From that point forward any service would have to have the necessary mechanisms to comply with the requests of the court, breaking also the number and the mechanisms of privacy that had been applied.
The next steps to follow in this case
This being a case that is still in the secret of justice and running privately, it is difficult to know when new information will come up, but it will probably have the same follow-up that happened to the tech giant Apple, who was being pressured by the authorities until they get access to the iPhone that was being investigated.
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