En­cryp­tion con­cerns

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

THE NSPCC has warned Face­book that it risks be­com­ing a “one-stop groom­ing shop” if it presses ahead with plans to en­crypt its mes­sag­ing ser­vices.

Face­book is con­sid­er­ing end-to-end en­cryp­tion on Mes­sen­ger and In­sta­gram Di­rect, which would match What­sApp, but there has been con­cern that the move could pre­vent child abusers be­ing caught.

Out of 9,259 in­stances where po­lice know the plat­form used in on­line child sex­ual of­fences, over 4,000 were on Face­book, In­sta­gram or What­sApp.

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