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(Encrypted messaging) Encrypted messaging has become a very difficult business. Despite their reach, it’s hard to make money from messaging apps. And their key service—encryption—is under constant attack from actors across the political spectrum

writes for The Strategist: Encrypted messaging has become a very difficult business. Despite their reach, it’s hard to make money from messaging apps. And their key service—encryption—is under constant attack from actors across the political spectrum. Authoritarian governments are furious because citizens are using encrypted messaging to organise dissent. In democratic countries, law enforcement agencies hate the way it facilitates criminal behavior of all kinds.

go to The Interpreter: WhatsApp and the right to encrypt | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)

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(TechInnovation) WhatsApp said it is rolling out a limited public beta test for its improved multidevice capability

Manish Singh writes for TechCrunch: WhatsApp is finally pushing an improvement to a key feature that even the Facebook-owned instant messaging service acknowledges has been a top request from users for years.

read the article: WhatsApp is testing multidevice support that works without the phone | TechCrunch

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(India/WhatsApp) India asks WhatsApp to withdraw ‘discriminatory’ privacy policy (Al Jazeera)

‘Differential and discriminatory treatment of Indian and European users attracting serious criticism,’ says Indian ministry.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/20/india-asks-whatsapp-to-withdraw-discriminatory-privacy-policy

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(Whatsapp/India) WhatsApp battles privacy concerns in India – its biggest market (Al Jazeera)

WhatsApp is battling mistrust globally after it updated its privacy policy to let it share some user data with the parent company, Facebook, and other group firms, and the backlash risks thwarting its ambitions in its biggest market, India.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/14/whatsapp-battles-privacy-concerns-in-india-its-biggest-market