WhatsApp Messenger Reviews

WhatsApp have been lying about the privacy of your messages.

about WhatsApp Messenger and Signal, Facebook, Jitsi Meet · · 2 Helpful

One of WhatsApp's claims is that it comes with end-to-end encryption, which means that only the sender and the recipient can see the contents of messages.

Well, now it has emerged that that is a flat-out lie. Facebook and Whatsapp have been shown to implement otherwise reliable cryptography (for encoding messages between people), in a way that in fact makes it possible for Facebook/WhatsApp to intercept what you're saying. (This is sometimes called a "backdoor"). WhatsApp is therefore not the privacy-oriented service they told you it was.

It is also true of such situations that a 'backdoor' letting in one person/organization can be discovered by/revealed to another. It is therefore possible that Facebook/WhatsApp have done this on purpose to allow, e.g. the NSA or others to continue with their mass surveillance programs. It is further possible that people/organizations that Facebook/WhatsApp did not intend to give access to your messages have also gained access.

You should not use WhatsApp for sending anything you wouldn't want to become completely public.

For more information:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/13/whatsapp-backdoor-allows-snooping-on-encrypted-messages

Alternatives

  • For mobile: Signal. It's end-to-end encrypted and open source (free)
  • For video messaging (Skype/Google Hangouts are not secure): Jitsi Meet is the simplest. You go to a website, you share a link. It just works.

There are other options, including Linphone and Jitsi over XMPP.

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Its a replacement of text messaging

about WhatsApp Messenger · ·

Whatsapp is a replacement of texts and if it charge $1/year I am okay with it. There are other apps that provide free calls and stickers and bla bla bla.. But the UI of whatsapp is just perfect and simple. You can have other apps like LINE, WeChat or Viber but Whatsapp is a necessity because you just can not force others to use your desired app. Afterall not in India :P

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whatapp is for fools and imbeciles

about WhatsApp Messenger and Psi+, Jitsi, CSipSimple · · 2 Helpful

whatapp repackages XMPP and violates your privacy excessively.

XMPP is an Open Standard frequently used for Texting, calling, video, conferencing

XMPP Texting

If you're not using XMPP Texting you are [naively] needlessly paying to communicate on an internets device. It's likely you are new to connectivity (10 or less years). Grow up & spend less monthly.

  • SIP Texting

is an equally zero-cost option

Either way you can bridge to your naive peers with an ITSP like anveo or vitelity.

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