• France builds WhatsApp-like service to avoid privacy breaches - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    Existing encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram run the risk of a data leak, so France is building an alternative.
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  • France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    The French government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encrypted apps such as Telegram and WhatsApp .
    Reuters reports that ministers are concerned about the use of foreign-built encrypted apps which do not have servers in France. “We need to find a way to have an encrypted messaging service that is not encrypted by the United States or Russia,” a digital ministry spokeswoman told the news agency. “You start thinking about the potential breaches that...
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