The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently stressed to Twitter that Twitter should provide users with more privacy and security by applying end-to-end encryption to all private messages( DMs). Over the past few years, the digital rights group has been calling on the industry to strengthen information protection, prompting it to re-emphasize this point in this twitter incident.
The EFF says that as hackers gain access to Twitter’s management tools, encrypting private messages means hackers can’t see the content of private messages, providing users with more protection. The group said Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, assured Senator Ron Wyden two years ago that end-to-end encryption was being studied.
In a statement released earlier today, Twitter said it would take action to improve security, but did not disclose specific measures. Facebook, one of Twitter’s main rivals, has offered end-to-end encryption on a range of its products, including WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger. The messaging app Signal also provides encryption to users for increased security.