Because Facebook wants to own all the chats, everywhere.
It’s parallel with Facebook’s WhatsApp buy.
Messaging is the new social networking.
Messaging, following, and anonymity.
End-to-end encryption protects messages from snooping.
Its ad engine needs all the people.
It’s worth almost $22 billion now.
We’re getting entirely new ways to communicate.
From MIT to WhatsApp.
Following its $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition, the social network says its near-term future is more about messaging than status updates.
The mobile messaging service is primed to replace SMS globally.
If I want you to crash my party, I’ll tell you.
The social network wants to make its settings easier to understand, but still isn’t clarifying exactly what it does with your data.
You shouldn’t feel forced to relinquish your messaging data to Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for Internet.org extend far beyond providing Internet access for all.