Facebook Monetizing Encrypted Messaging by Analyzing Metadata [Twitter]

Dated Jan 25, 2019; last modified on Sat, 05 Feb 2022

Facebook Monetizing Encrypted Messaging by Analyzing Metadata. @SarahJamieLewis. twitter.com . Jan 25, 2019.

Claim: FB will track relationships and social groups and make that information accessible to law enforcement. FB is a corporation that needs to make money; surveillance makes them money.

Contention: Actual privacy and security must protect metadata as well as content.

Cwtch by OpenPrivacy aims to minimize metadata exposed by apps used. It’s built on Tor. Challenges: message latency, server reliability & discovery, (online) first contact problem for key exchange.