Ever since WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for a staggering $19B, the extremely popular global messaging app has been losing its focus on privacy. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum (who grew up in the Soviet Union) has now left Facebook, and with him WhatsApp may have lost its last hope for retaining the user protections Koum carefully put in place. If you even considered leaving Facebook, you should consider leaving WhatsApp.
In the news, we’ll talk about a software bug that may leave 350,000 internal defibrillators to hacking, the looming hail-Mary chance to save net neutrality, a new credit bureau you might want to freeze, more computer CPU chip bugs coming, a Twitter password change requirement, new iOS and Firefox privacy features, and getting into your next concert using just your face.
For Further Insight:
- Everything you need to know about credit freezes: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/05/another-credit-freeze-target-nctue-com/
- Freezing your credit at NCTUE: 866-349-5355
- Save Net Neutrality! https://battleforthenet.com
- Try Signal! Get your friends to try it, too!! https://www.signal.org/
- Blog article with more info: https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/ditch-whatsapp-use-signal/
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