Elon Musk Wants to Make Twitter DMs End-to-End Encrypted

The SpaceX CEO and Tesla, the Twitter owner, seem to be very impressed by the encrypted instant messaging service Signal.

Elon Musk recently acquired Twitter for a whopping $44 billion (US$ 54.20 per share in cash) and is now exercising his power to make some ground-breaking new tweaks to the microblogging platform.

Now, reportedly, the Tesla owner wants to add E2EE (end-to-end encryption to the Direct Messages (DM) feature of Twitter. Musk believes it is important to adopt E2EE like Signal to prevent spying or hacking of users’ messages on Twitter.

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

Elon Musk on Twitter

The deal with Musk will be closed in the next six months and Twitter will then become a privately held company. Musk stated that the lack of E2EE for Twitter DMs had remained a concern for the Electronic Frontier Foundation/EFF for undermining user safety/privacy because Twitter itself can access it and hand it over to government/law enforcement agencies.

“Because they are not end-to-end encrypted, Twitter itself has access to them. That means Twitter can hand them over in response to law enforcement requests, they can

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