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Zuckerberg says Facebook will become a ‘privacy-focused’ platform

Mark Zuckerberg appears to have gotten religion when it comes to protecting privacy. In a long blog post shared Wednesday, the Facebook chief executive announced the tech company will increasingly focus its efforts on building a “privacy-focused communications platform.” The social media giant will encrypt conversations on more of its messaging services, including Messenger and Instagram, said Zuckerberg, who predicted that direct messaging will soon dwarf applications like Facebook’s news feed. “Working towards implementing end-to-end encryption for all private communications is the right thing to do,” he wrote. “People are more cautious of having a permanent record of what they’ve shared,” the 34-year-old executive ...