Will Cathcart: the future of digital communication and privacy
The CEO of WhatsApp talking about the future of communication and privacy? Yes, in "virtual" TED-Talk!
Will Cathcart is the Head of WhatsApp. He joined Facebook in 2010 and has worked on a number of Facebook’s products, becoming Vice President of the Facebook App in 2018.
Before joining Facebook, Will worked at Google and was responsible for product development of anti-spam technologies for Google’s products, including Gmail.
In this virtual conversation, hosted by head of TED and recorded June 16, 2020, Will describes the tech and protocols the company built to prevent encryption services from being misused to spread disinformation or commit crimes -- while still safeguarding privacy.