Our Company building privacy-focussed social platform: Facebook CEO

Vastavam web: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday said the company was committed to building a “privacy-focussed” social platform to ensure that conversations stay private and user data is secure across its products like Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.

Speaking at its flagship event F8 here, he acknowledged that there are privacy concerns related to its platforms, but asserted that he remains committed to bringing in changes and “starting a new chapter”.

“As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more than ever. So that is why I believe the future is private,” Zuckerberg said.

“This is the next chapter for our services… We don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly. But I’m committed to doing this well and starting a new chapter for our product,” he said.

The US-based company is also working on re-building the architecture of ‘Messenger’ from the ground up to be faster and lighter and it will begin to roll out later this year. Besides, it will also make it easier for businesses to connect with potential customers by adding lead generation templates to Ads Manager.

For WhatsApp – which has its biggest userbase in India- a new catalogue feature is being added for Business users to help small and medium enterprises using the platform to showcase their goods.urt was told that May 30 had been tentatively fixed as the first case management hearing in his extradition case. It remains to be seen how the case will progress after the new bail plea next week.