Tags WhatsApp

Tech giants say UK spy agency’s encryption proposal is threat to security and human rights

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The tech coalition rejected the GCHQ's suggestion that adding a law enforcement official to a group chat or call would not threaten civil liberties or security.

Stop demonizing encryption

by cyber_admin • 3 months ago

The current negativity toward encryption perpetuates misinformation and provides fodder for governments seeking to undermine security and privacy across the globe.

WhatsApp adds biometric feature to help protect messages

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Even end-to-end encryption can’t protect WhatsApp users’ messages if someone has physical control of their device — a problem this update should help solve.

Facebook beefs up privacy, security staff amid ongoing scrutiny over data collection practices

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Two big hires were announced on the same day news broke that Facebook paid users between 13 and 35 years old up to $20 to install an app that collected data on their private messages in social media apps, photos and videos, emails, browsing history, location information and other data.

Mysterious malware campaign targets just 13 iPhones in India

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

An application-warping malware campaign in India is aimed at just 13 iPhones in what Cisco's researchers are calling a “highly targeted” operation.

Flaw in WhatsApp and Signal exposes group chats to 'extremely difficult' hacks

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

The problems are important to know about but require complete control of a WhatsApp server and are "very difficult" to pull off.

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