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Don't Give Up on Encrypted Messaging Apps Because of the Vault 7 CIA Revelations
7 March 2017, 11:50 pm

There seems to be a bit of an uproar online as people are urging each other to dump the messaging apps they've been using because the CIA can render useless the encryption safeties they set in place. The problem, however, is with the operating systems of the phones, not the apps themselves, 

Following the Vault 7 revelations from WikiLeaks, many people worry that their privacy is at risk due to the newly exposed capacities of the CIA. Of course, so far, there's been no indication that the CIA is doing anything illegal with its powers, aside from the fact that it really should be sharing the zero-day vulnerabilities it finds with the companies they affect so they can fix them and protect millions of users. 

Then, there's the fact that, according to the files, the CIA has developed malware that can bypass the encryption layers used by apps such as What... (read more)

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