Facebook rolls out new privacy test for messages after facing backlash for handing over chats to Nebraska police of girl accused of having an illegal abortion

Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook announced Thursday that it would test end-to-end encryption as the default setting in Messenger. 
This comes after Facebook faced backlash for turning over chats to Nebraska cops investigating an alleged illegal abortion.
End-to-end encryption is a way to securely communicate so that Facebook can no longer see people’s messages. 

Facebook is testing a significant privacy feature in its Messenger app after facing backlash for turning over private chats to police investigating an alleged illegal abortion in Nebraska

The social media giant announced Thursday that it would begin testing end-to-end encryption as the default setting in Messenger chats. End-to-end encryption is a method of securely communicating that ensures only the people chatting can see the content of their messages. 

Facebook’s announcement comes after the company found itself in hot water with some privacy advocates. Court documents earlier reported by NBC News show the social…

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