Why I told my friends to stop using WhatsApp and Telegram
Romain Aubert
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Yeah, I read about, and even used “Secret Conversations” — the name is so patronizing, like Big Brother patting you on the head before you and the gang head over to Biff’s treehouse — and yet because it was Facebook I knew there was something fishy about it. Facebook has NOTHING to gain from privacy, and everything to gain from selling us out.

I’ve been using Wickr for several months — it’s free, encrypted five layers deep — the encryption keys themselves are encrypted — is the brainchild of what seems to be a company that champions the right to privacy (their po-faced yet rebellious message to law enforcement basically says, “we can’t help you unless you dot your i’s and cross your t’s and even then all you’ll get is encrypted gobbledygook — you’re welcome!”), and nothing, but nothing is stored on their servers except undelivered and undecipherable messages. Why am I not seeing recommendations for Wickr anywhere?

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