Google Drive backup for WhatsApp

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Google Drive backup for WhatsApp isn’t encrypted. It is important for users to understand that, but a report shows that neither WhatsApp nor Google marketed so.

Kudos to Apple for privacy-focussed features

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Apple is launching a new App Tracking Transparency feature in the next beta release of iOS 14, which will require app makers to request for users’ permission in tracking data. This is a big deal and I appreciate Apple for leading this effort!

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After WhatsApp announced an update to their privacy policy, I have answered countless questions from my friends and family. In the last week, most of my family members have jumped shipped, and I have lost track of the amount of time where I explained differences between the apps. I figured it might be helpful to … Read more

Signal team is looking for Android debug logs

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We have been adding new servers and extra capacity at a record pace every single day this week nonstop, but today exceeded even our most optimistic projections. Millions upon millions of new users are sending a message that privacy matters. We appreciate your patience. — Signal (@signalapp) January 15, 2021 Signal has been down for … Read more

Signal

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WhatsApp recently changed their terms to highlight sharing of access to their parent company Facebook. Signal is a better, privacy-respecting alternative to consider.