Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed encryption, targeted advertisements and “information fiduciaries” with Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law Today reports. Zittrain asked whether Facebook should be an “information fiduciary,” a concept where a company puts its users’ interests in front of profits when it handles data. “The idea of us having a fiduciary relationship with the people who use our services is intuitive,” Zuckerberg said. The Facebook CEO supported more end-to-end encryption and opposed the idea to charge users varying amounts for different controls on their data. Zuckerberg added Facebook will soon have a “clear history” tool designed to let users clear data the platform gathers for targeted ads. Meanwhile, a flaw allows users to bypass privacy controls on WhatsApp.
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