Facebook to expand access to encryption feature on Messenger

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Facebook is working on a widening test of encryption for its Messenger platform to offer enhanced security. The executives of the social network told Reuters they would also detail safety measures such as stepped-up advisories for recipients of unwanted content.

The latest initiative from Facebook will be explained by the company executives at a Lisbon tech conference. Facebook messaging privacy chief Jay Sullivan and other executives told Reuters, the company which is supported by civil rights groups and many technology experts, will continue to work toward the changeover, while more carefully scrutinizing the data that it does collect.

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