WhatsApp will also be sharing the data with the “Facebook family of companies” — so presumably its user data could also be fed to VR firm Oculus Rift, another Fb acquisition, and photo-sharing network Instagram.
“In general, the idea behind the app is to make privacy and communication as simple as possible,” said Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of Open Whisper Systems, the organization that developed Signal. WhatsApp, the popular chat tool, uses Signal’s software to encrypt its messaging. And in Facebook Messenger and Google’s texting app Allo, you can turn on an option that encrypts your messages. Here’s how to do that on Facebook. Here’s how to do it on Allo.
A number of top tech companies are exploring the addition of boosted security measures in their messaging applications, the Guardian reports, citing unnamed sources. Among them are Google, Facebook, Snapchat, and WhatsApp.
EFF has joined a coalition effort, led by the Brennan Center for Justice, to oppose yet another federal program to scrutinize the social media accounts of foreign visitors to the United States.
House Republicans finalise controversial internet privacy law letting US companies sell browsing history
on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive