A lengthy yet fascinating and well researched piece on how private #WhatsApp conversations truly are. Even though it's based on the Whisper protocol, #Facebook has found ways to read some reported messages and is making the most of the unencrypted metadata. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users
Before anyone says "WhatsApp can read your messages", please understand the details here: "WhatsApp reviewers gain access to private content when users hit the “report” button on the app, identifying a message as allegedly violating the platform’s terms of service. This forwards five messages — the allegedly offending one along with the four previous ones in the exchange, including any images or videos — to WhatsApp in unscrambled form, according to former WhatsApp engineers and moderators."
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