WhatsApp messages are not end-to-end encrypted, claims ProPublica

A report by a reputable source suggests that parent company Facebook is somehow able to view the content of WhatsApp messages. This should, of course, not be possible with end-to-end encryption, where only message participants are able to decrypt the content, so would be an explosive revelation if it turned out to be true.

The report references metadata analysis – a method the company is known to use to try to detect problematic messages without knowing the content – but also directly claims that moderators are able to “examine users messages, images and videos,” citing both moderators and engineers within the company …

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