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Cardozo served as the Senior Information Security Counsel at EFF - a US-based digital rights group - for nearly a decade where his work was focused on cybersecurity policies.
The move, which is intended to boost the user engagement on the social networking platform at a time when growth has slowed down for the company, has raised several security and privacy concerns from users around the world.
"After the privacy beating Facebook's taken over the last year, I was sceptical, but the privacy team knows me well and knows exactly how I feel about tech policy, privacy, and encrypted messaging," Cardozo said
Leading the change, Facebook would be smart to hire as many prominent voices in online privacy as it can attract and hiring critics is a straightforward way to build trust in the meantime, a TechCrunch report said.
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