Facebook Insists No Security ‘Backdoor’ Is Planned for WhatsApp

The company is fighting back against rumors that it would scan messages on users’ phones prior to encryption

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“To be crystal clear, we have not done this, have zero plans to do so, and if we ever did, it would be quite obvious and detectable that we had done it.”

I’m an investigative reporter covering technology, online privacy and security, hacking and digital freedom. yael@yaelwrites.com

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