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[liberationtech] Whatsapp, a Trojan horse for seekers of easy privacy?
carlo von lynX
lynX at time.to.get.psyced.org
Thu Jan 15 05:26:50 PST 2015
Concerning Whatsapp there is a very interesting clue
in a thread on "messaging" that suggests users will
never know if end-to-end encryption is being used, since
the server decides whether they are allowed to, and
the user is not informed. Knowing the NSA that means
that Whatsapp would never encrypt anything end-to-end.
Whatsapp should therefore be considered a Trojan horse
for people seeking easy to use privacy. Read about that at
Careful on using that mailing list however. If I
understood correctly it is being maintained by one
of the developers of TextSecure, which is the end-to-end
encryption system that has been integrated into Whatsapp,
possibly with the purpose of looking good, making good
headlines and never being actually run.
Of course I assume everyone is operating in the best of
intentions, including the NSA. This is just FYI.
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