Facebook privacy rules could help abusers, Zuckerberg warned

METRO PLUS

Hushpuppi: US court dismisses fraud case against Nigerian, Mr Woodberry

A US court has dismissed a fraud case against a Nigerian accused of cyber-crime, Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Mr Woodberry.

Four Police officers arrested for fleeing kidnap scene of Maku’s niece

Four police officers who failed to stop the kidnapping of Salisu Usman Maku, nephew of former information minister Labaran Maku have been arrested.

54-year-old pastor defiles girl,10, in Ogun

• Teenager remanded for alleged rape of minor• Man, 28, rapes 14-year-old girlDaud Olatunji, Abiodun...

Generator fumes kill three Delta kids, carpenter falls, dies

Three siblings have died after inhaling generator fumes in Emevor community, in the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Police arrest 60-year-old man for defiling 9-year-old girl in Anambra

Police in Anambra State have arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in Nkwelle Ezunaka, near Onitsha.

Senior officials from the US, UK and Australia have written an open letter to the Facebook chief as they announce a new treaty.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 30: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the opening keynote to the FB Developer conference that runs through May 1. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mark Zuckerberg has been warned that Facebook’s new privacy proposals could help child abusers evade detection, with an estimated 12 million suspected incidents going unflagged.

In March the chief executive promised that Facebook would implement end-to-end encryption across all of its messaging services, a design which would mean nobody other than the sender and the recipient of a message would be able to read its contents.

It comes as the UK and the US signed a “landmark” data access agreement – the first of its kind – to tackle terrorists, child sexual abusers and other serious criminals, the Home Office said.

The reciprocal arrangement means law enforcement bodies could demand a criminals’ electronic data directly from technology companies based in either country.

Home Secretary Priti Patel and US Attorney General William Barr are among the senior figures reopening the divisive debate within the technology industry about governments’ access to communications.

                               MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Home Secretary, Priti Patel addresses the delegates on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central on October 1, 2019 in Manchester, England. Despite Parliament voting against a government motion to award a recess, Conservative Party Conference still goes ahead. Parliament will continue with its business for the duration. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

They have written an open letter requesting that Facebook includes “a means for lawful access to the content of communications” for law enforcement – a proposal which has historically been criticised as a “back door” which would undermine the protections applied to users’ messages.

The governments argue that the description of the access mechanism that they want as a “back door” is misleading, but stress that so-called “warrant-proof” encryption would have a critical impact on child protection.

Sign up to FREE email alerts from Tribunepoint Weekly - Daily News

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

- Advertisement -

MOST READ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

LATEST ARTICLES

Recession: Swallow your pride – Atiku tells Buhari

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the last election, has given his major...

We are open to financial scrutiny, we are not afraid of probe – Ekiti Governor, Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the fact that his government was not afraid of probe propelled the...

Why APC Governors visited Jonathan – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors visited former President, Goodluck Jonathan because they have realised that...

End SARS: Buhari govt has abandoned police personnel whose properties were burnt during protest – Officer laments

A Superintendent of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Saturday, accused the Nigerian government of neglecting officers whose properties were destroyed during...

2023: Why Goodluck Jonathan will not contest for presidency under APC

There have been reports that Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with former president, Goodluck Jonathan,...