Leaked FBI document reveals how the agency can access data from WhatsApp, WeChat, iMessage, Telegram, Line, Signal, Wickr and Facebook Messenger


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May 4, 2019
We all know that social media platforms and instant messaging services are really unfriendly to the privacy of their users, although we are not always clear about how this invasion of our confidential information occurs. However, thanks to the work of Mallory Knodel and the Center for Democracy and Technology, it was possible to know how these companies share details that they should not.
Knodel shared with Rolling Stone a document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in which the Agency recognizes the ease with which it is possible to collect data from sources such as iMessage and WhatsApp, since only a court order is required. According to this document, Apple and Facebook applications are incredibly permissive when it comes to accessing their users’ information.


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Jan 22, 2017
This document details how the FBI has at its disposal a whole legal team to obtain access to large amounts of information in the most popular messaging apps, used by billions of people around the world, so we can think that no one is safe from government surveillance.

It is one thing if they are going after specific bad guys with a warrant but wholesale spying and information collecting on innocent civilians, particularly when the regime in charge has no problem weaponizing alphabet departments and taking political prisoners.

It is obvious that more or better encryption is not the key, decentralized applications, and a decentralized internet where data is spread all over and fake data is deliberately introduced making what if anything they try to collect useless is the only was to stop the massive blob of corruption that is Big Tech and Big Gov.