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Author Topic: I knew there was a reason why not to use WhatsApp  (Read 140 times)

Hawkmoon

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I knew there was a reason why not to use WhatsApp
« on: May 01, 2021, 12:10:19 AM »

Vindication: And now that reason has been reinforced: https://www.softmaker.com/en/blog/bytes-and-beyond/leave-whatsapp-behind

(Disclaimer: my daughter has been hounding me for years to sign up with WhatsApp, I keep telling her its a security risk, and she keeps telling me I'm wrong.)

dogmush

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Re: I knew there was a reason why not to use WhatsApp
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 01:40:53 AM »

[blinks at screen]

If you have a way to easily communicate with people from your smart phone, without a company collecting and selling metadata, I'm all ears.

FWIW, Signal is in the midst of a bruhaha because the keyboard software they use is insecure, and can be keylogged. 

WhatsApp has never been a "good" security option, just "better than most other choices out there".

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Re: I knew there was a reason why not to use WhatsApp
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2021, 09:13:39 AM »

Don't have it, not sure I've ever heard of it.
Carbon Monoxide, sucking the life out of idiots, 'tards, and fools since man tamed fire.

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Re: I knew there was a reason why not to use WhatsApp
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 11:06:55 PM »

Itís very popular outside the USA.  My guys in India use it all the time.  Lots of people in Europe too.