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The NSPCC has warned Facebook that it risks becoming a “one-stop grooming shop” if it presses ahead with plans to encrypt across all its messaging services. Facebook is considering end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct – on top of WhatsApp, which is already encrypted – but there has been a deep concern that the move could prevent child abusers from being caught.
Facebook has said around 100 app developers may have been able to obtain user data from groups on the social network, despite making changes to what third parties can see following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The firm has admitted some retained access to information such as names and profile pictures in connection with group activity.
Footage of police firearms officer training has been released as part of the Metropolitan Police’s work with Facebook to improve detection of live-streamed Christchurch-style terrorist attacks. The force hopes the videos will help the social network develop technology that can identify terrorist live streams so the company can tip police off about attacks early on and prevent them being broadcast.
Facebook has officially moved forward with its plans to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from US regulators and politicians.
The Libra Association, the non-profit group that will govern the currency, officially signed 21 charter members on Monday at the organisation’s inaugural meeting in Geneva.
Instagram users can now report app developers they believe are misusing their data as part of an expansion to the social network’s security tools.
The data abuse bounty programme is used to identify violations of policy around data use and rewards those who find and report abuses, the firm said.