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[liberationtech] Whatsapp, a Trojan horse for seekers of easy privacy?

Aymeric Vitte vitteaymeric at
Sat Jan 17 03:08:27 PST 2015

Le 16/01/2015 21:18, carlo von lynX a écrit :
> Al, you may want to deviate the discussion towards the 10.000th
> debate about proprietary vs free software, but the topic here is
> the impossibility for a U.S. company to deliver what it promises.
My 10 000th comment about this kind of discussion is always the same: js 
apps inside browsers (or to a certain extent nodejs, ff os), which 
surprisingly seem to be systematically disconsidered, can solve the 
application layer issue and related countries specific 
laws/restrictions, because you cannot hide anything, assuming that you 
got the right code, which you can check from different third parties.

If Whatsapp was a js app, then it would be easy to see what it is doing, 
and the XXXMM of users would have been updated already.

If Whatsapp was a js app, then you would not need to rely on a specific 
package according to your device.



But you still need to trust: the browsers, the OS, the hw... which is 
quite a lot...

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