InformationNews

WhatsApp chief slams Telegram for misleading users about its encryption

WhatsApp chief slams Telegram for misleading users about its encryption

WhatsApp chief slams Telegram for misleading users about its encryption

>>> DOWNLOAD MP3 <<<

WhatsApp (or rather parent company Meta) is on the offensive – a few months ago Mark Zuckerberg claimed that “WhatsApp is much more secure than iMessage”, now another messaging app, Telegram, has been called out by Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp at Meta.

>>> LET EARN DOLLARS TOGETHER <<<

Cathcart cited a Wired article and his own critique of Telegram’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) implementation. It has not been independently verified, says Cathcart, and there are other flaws, for example, it is not enabled by default and E2EE is not available for group chats (due to the issues that it would cause when backing up your data, according to Telegram itself).

The Telegram team has its own WhatsApp review. For example, the option to back up chats to Google Drive effectively disables encryption because backups are not encrypted and government agencies can ask Google for the data instead of WhatsApp.

Of course, both parties have an interest in claiming that their service is superior to the other. You can read Cathcart Twitter feed for more details on his Telegram review. This Wired article is also worth reading, it recounts several cases where Russian authorities apparently have access to secret Telegram chats. There’s more, Telegram’s faulty location API may have given users’ locations up to a radius of around 3 km/2 mi. Telegram reworked the API but may not have fixed the issue.

Via

Tech

Do you find AfroNaija useful? Click here to give us five stars rating!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button