Mark Zuckerberg and his executives have special privacy privileges on Facebook that other mortals don’t.

The problems for Facebook do not end, and that Zuck and his executives are coming out to do interviews is not helping, quite the opposite. And it is that Facebook right now is involved in chaos after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where not 50 million were affected but 87 million, the unfortunate statements of Zuck, the #DeleteFacebook movement headed by the co-founder of WhatsApp and even Elon Musk , as well as the confirmation that they read our call and SMS history, as well as all private conversations in Messenger. Yes, the ship is sinking and today a new hole appeared in it.

Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook has a two-tier privacy system, which favors company executives as well as Zuck himself. In other words, the ‘People First’ argument, which we have been repeatedly sold to, is sinking alongside the ship. Although, as you may have imagined, Zuck again came out to try to save everything by saying that this feature will reach everyone, although he did not say when.

Greater privacy for everyone! Although we don’t know when

A few hours ago it was discovered that Facebook has a more advanced privacy system that is not available to users of the platform, only company executives can access it. In this system, messages are encrypted and there is a timer so that they disappear from the receiver tray after a certain time or manually.

Mark Zuckerberg and his executives have special privacy privileges on Facebook that other mortals don’t

Following this discovery, Facebook confirmed that these features / privileges will be available to everyone in the not too distant future, but without giving a specific date. They also mentioned that these privacy benefits would be withdrawn for Zuck and his executives while the global rollout takes place. Not before letting your executives delete messages from other people’s mailboxes.

Facebook did not elaborate on this feature and it is not known how long it has been available or which executives had access to it. When Facebook was questioned the why this function was not available to the rest of its users, a spokesperson mentioned]:

Mark Zuckerberg and his executives have special privacy privileges on Facebook that other mortals don’t

“We have discussed this feature several times. People who use our ‘secret messages’ feature in the encrypted version of Messenger They have the ability to set a timer and have your messages deleted automatically. Now we will make this message deletion feature available in a more comprehensive way. This may take some time. And while this function is ready, we will no longer delete messages from any executive. We should have done this sooner. We’re sorry we didn’t. “

Of course this has unleashed a series of criticisms about these measures, where for example Justin Hendrix, CEO of NYC Media Lab, mentioned: “This reinforces people’s fears about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. There seem to be no rules, and if there are, they don’t apply to Mark.” . While David Carroll, professor of media design at Parsons The New School for Design, noted: “Why are you granted more privacy rights than everyone else? It’s kind of like Cambridge Analytica that protects the privacy of its customers and affiliates, but not that of voters around the world. “

Mark Zuckerberg and his executives have special privacy privileges on Facebook that other mortals don’t

And precisely yesterday Thursday, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, was questioned about what the company needs to regain the trust of its users, and the answer was clear and concise: “It is not about what we say, but about what we do”.

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Mark Zuckerberg and his executives have special privacy privileges on Facebook that other mortals don’t