Analysts, Others React to New Messaging System
ONLINE PRIVACYNovember 17, 2010
Analysts and others are reacting to news that Facebook has launched a messaging system, Computerworld reports. Company founder Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook Messages at a press conference earlier this week. The system will enable e-mail, instant messaging, SMS and Facebook messages, and the company will archive conversation histories, according to a Deutsche Welle report. "The more Facebook puts itself in a position to receive, store and safeguard the most private communications we have, the more Facebook will need to be vigilant to protect privacy and guard against hacking and theft," said Forrester Research analyst Augie Ray.