In 2019, Facebook has announced they will be implementing E2EE on their services. However, today, they have announced this will be after 2022.
The leaked phone numbers reveal Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was using Signal.
A user in a low level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online.
The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses.
Ministers are considering forcing Facebook to implement a backdoor to allow security agencies and police to read the contents of messages sent across its Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chat services.
Executives at Instagram are planning to build a version of the popular photo-sharing app that can be used by children under the age of 13.