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    WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 8 September - 21:33

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Enlarge / The security of Facebook's popular messaging app leaves several rather important devils in its details. (credit: WhatsApp )

Yesterday, independent newsroom ProPublica published a detailed piece examining the popular WhatsApp messaging platform's privacy claims. The service famously offers "end-to-end encryption," which most users interpret as meaning that Facebook, WhatsApp's owner since 2014, can neither read messages itself nor forward them to law enforcement.

This claim is contradicted by the simple fact that Facebook employs about 1,000 WhatsApp moderators whose entire job is—you guessed it—reviewing WhatsApp messages that have been flagged as "improper."

End-to-end encryption—but what’s an “end”?

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This snippet from WhatsApp's security and privacy page seems easy to misinterpret. (credit: Jim Salter )

The loophole in WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption is simple: the recipient of any WhatsApp message can flag it. Once flagged, the message is copied on the recipient's device and sent as a separate message to Facebook for review.

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    Facebook eyes “Election Commission” in possible bid to shed political scrutiny / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 26 August - 18:24


Enlarge / Facebook's voter information center for the 2020 election in the US. (credit: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg )

Facebook may finally be acknowledging that it’s handling of elections around the world has been less than stellar. And this time, its response may amount to more than just another apology from Mark Zuckerberg.

The social media company is considering creating an “election commission” that would guide it on election-related issues around the world, according to a report in The New York Times . The commission would advise Facebook on everything from disinformation to political advertising, and if implemented, it could be a boon for the company’s public relations. The commission would ideally also take some heat off CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who reportedly doesn't want to be the "sole decision maker on political content," the Times reports.

A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on this story when contacted by Ars.

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  • 29 March Timothée Jaussoin

    Tout ce qui se trouve après le ? est très souvent inutile. Dans Movim je pourrais proposer une feature pour supprimer ça THINKING FACE

  • 29 March Mathias Poujol-Rost 🇫🇷 ✅

    Oh oui je sais, je dénonce et documente justement ces paramètres en GET. Il y a même des extensions dédié à stripper ces genre de trucs... quand elles ne se font pas strike par le service monopolistique d'hébergement ( ).

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    Facebook : comment télécharger une vidéo sur son smartphone Android / Numerama · Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 11:57

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