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How safe is the user’s privacy in WhatsApp and iMessage, know what‍or in the new report

In a life full of social media, people are not confined to any one platform. Everyone is active on three-four social media platforms every day, where he knows the condition of his loved ones. Explores the activities of others and gets some entertainment. Some of the apps on these social media platforms are just for messaging. where the chats take place. Photos and videos are shared. But these apps sometimes contain sensitive information of users, which they want to keep private. A leaked document has revealed that two major chatting apps – WhatsApp and iMessage – share a lot of data with the US intelligence agency FBI.

According to a report by Rolling Stone, this information has come from a leaked document of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). The document revealed that Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage provide the FBI with the most information that the FBI can legally obtain from any messaging app.

The document states that WhatsApp, iMessage and Line all offered “limited” message content upon legal request from the FBI. Apart from this, these platforms also offered ‘some’ data voluntarily. At the same time, apps like Signal, Telegram, Threema, Viber, WeChat and Wickr did not disclose the message content. According to the information, the popular Android messaging app i.e. WhatsApp only shares the basic subscriber record.

Simply put, this means that the FBI is able to obtain address book data from both their ‘targets’ and their contacts. The FBI can also track the source and destination of messages sent from the app. Meaning, if you have saved the contact information of the FBI target, then your address book is also available with the FBI for spying. In the case of iMessage service, the situation is even worse. If iMessage users back up their messages to iCloud, the FBI has access to their message content.

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Damini Sharma
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