Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Facebook’s self-proclaimed pivot to privacy faces a fierce opponent—Facebook’s own history.

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Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram: a technical, reputational hurdle

Credit to Author: davidruiz| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:53:35 +0000

Facebook’s plan to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram will demand technical know-how and a fierce commitment to user privacy.

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WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser

Credit to Author: Andy Greenberg| Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:39:33 +0000

WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser

Web-based vulnerabilities in end-to-end messengers demonstrate why it may be safest to stick with the mobile versions of messaging apps. The post WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser appeared first on WIRED.

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Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps

Credit to Author: Brian Barrett| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:00:57 +0000

Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps

Despite some initial confusion, the CIA hasn’t undermined Signal and other important end-to-end encrypted apps. The post Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps appeared first on WIRED.

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Encryption Apps Help White House Staffers Leak—and Maybe Break the Law

Credit to Author: Lily Hay Newman| Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:43:57 +0000

Encryption Apps Help White House Staffers Leak—and Maybe Break the Law

An encrypted chat app called Confide has taken over Capitol Hill and the White House, but what will mean for transparency? The post Encryption Apps Help White House Staffers Leak—and Maybe Break the Law appeared first on WIRED.

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