New Twitter owner Elon Musk wants to encrypt instant messages on the platform

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and the new owner of Twitter, said on Thursday that the instant messaging feature on the platform should get end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

“Twitter DMs should have end-to-end encryption as Signal, so no one can spy or hack your messages.” said Musk on Twitter.

Mask’s statement comes a few days after Twitter announced that a purchase agreement had been signed under which the company would be wholly owned by Ilona Mask, and the transaction was estimated at approximately $ 44 billion, or $ 54.20 per share.

“Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is a digital city square where issues of vital importance for the future of humanity are discussed,” Musk said. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by improving the product with new features, open source algorithms to increase trust, eradicating spam bots and verifying all people.

The lack of end-to-end encryption for instant messaging on Twitter has been a topic before.

“Since they are not encrypted, Twitter itself has access to direct messages,” the Electronic Borders Foundation (EFF) warned. “This means that Twitter can hand them over at the request of the police, that they can leak, and that internal access can be abused by malicious hackers and Twitter employees themselves (as has happened in the past).”

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