Facebook Tells DOJ It Won’t Weaken Encryption

FACEBOOK TELLS BARR IT WON'T OPEN UP ENCRYPTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

(CNN) – Facebook says it won’t weaken encryption on WhatsApp and Messenger.

End-to-end encryption makes it so that messages are only read by the sender and recipient and not a third-party.

The Department of Justice argues this would make it harder to catch criminals.

Attorney General William Barr asked Facebook in an open letter in October to create a backdoor for law enforcement to gain access to private messages.

Facebook said doing that would invite criminals to hack into their platforms and endanger public safety.

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