Security Fears: France Creates Own Alternative App To WhatsApp, Telegram And Facebook



Google, Facebook and other corporate giants have had several disturbing privacy issues in the past and in other to avoid being part of such occurrence in the future, the French government will be taking its ministers off those platforms.

 According to Reuters, the French government have hired an unknown app developer to create a messaging application which isn't encrypted by the US or Russia. The French want to avoid an incident in which their government sensitive material will be leaked in the occurrence of any data breach on those messaging application.

"We need to find a way to have encrypted messaging service that is not encrypted by the United States or Russia," a government spokesperson told Reuters. "You start thinking about the potential breaches that could happen, as we saw with Facebook, so we should take the lead."


Facebook has been engrossed in a user data scandal lately in which over 80 million users data were harvested from the platform. The scandal involved political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica in which that information was used by Donald Trump's campaign manager during the US election.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO has apologized for the incident while promising that such won't happen again. Mr. Zuckerberg last week said the social media platform was working hard to prevent such tools from being used for illicit purposes.

Currently, there are about 20 French officials who are testing the newly built application and there is suggestions that the app might be rolled out to the public sometime later.

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