Under command Elon Musk Twitter may revive a project that will provide end-to-end encryption in its direct messaging system. And the fact is that, apparently, work will be resumed that has already been tried before, but which did not work back in 2018.
However, the new owner of Twitter wants to be more than just signala messaging app that excels in privacy quality and has recently expressed interest in creating MD Twitter is more secure and his collaboration with Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of the app. In addition, he wants to enable encrypted video and voice calls between accounts.
Well, this project is back on the table, as independent researcher Jane Manchun Wong has already discovered, and Elon Musk himself responded with an emoji that almost confirmed it. That’s good news, of course, but there are already plenty of experts talking about having a cool head and going little by little (something Musk prefers to skip).
For example, it took Meta years to fully implement end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in Messenger, first testing the features in 2016. There are complicating factors to consider.
If Musk announces encrypted MDs within a short period of time, this will raise questions about how safe and well-constructed a function can be.
In addition, with a reduction of more than 50% of the staff Twitter and the departure of key personnel, including Chief Information Security Officer Leah Kissner, who could understand the challenges of this project, it’s unclear if the remaining team has the experience to tackle such a complex function.
Elon Musk Hires Great Competitor But Security Expert To Shape His Twitter Plans
However, it should be noted that he recently hired George Hotz for Twitter. To begin with, he is a security hacker known for developing iOS jailbreaks (removing restrictions imposed by Apple) and reverse engineering the PlayStation 3 before founding his driver-assistance startup with the goal of introducing the Tesla Autopilot to the world.
This alliance is strange despite the comings and goings between the two characters, but of course their alliance is stronger for both than their internal problems, so we are faced with a great contract that perhaps you could work with Musk on this.
Knowing all this, it seems that the idea now is, in general, to include talent, as Musk suggested. Apparently, he also said during the meeting that no further layoffs are planned.
Musk, for all that, seems to think encryption is the right direction for Twitter MD, recently tweeted “The purpose of Twitter MD is to impersonate signal“. And when asked by a user about whether Twitter would merge with telecommunications or become a replacement for WhatsApp, Musk simply replied that “X will be the application of everything”.
Source: Computer Hoy
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