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Facebook to encrypt all communications to prevent spying

Facebook Inc. has said it is close to completing end-to-end encryption across its network to put an end to government snooping, Sky News has reported. The social network’s head of security infrastructure, Gregg Stefancik, told journalists during a visit to Australia that Facebook was working on making all of its communications secure, but admitted that “we’re not completely there yet.” He said revelations by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, Edward Snowden, “validated a lot of the things we knew we needed to protect against.”