UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — “WhatsApp is a ‘Trojan horse’ that is reaching millions of users and is no different from Facebook,” said Telegram founder Pavel Durov.
In a lengthy post Wednesday, he attacked Facebook ‘s largest messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Facebook since 2014 and 1.5 billion users each month.
“Despite the fundamental goals of WhatsApp, advice to users are: if you do not agree to all the photos and messages your made public a day, you should delete WhatsApp on your phone.
WhatsApp not only does not protect messages your, but it is an app that is constantly being used as a ‘Trojan horse’ to spy on your mobile photos and messages. Why do they do this? Facebook was part of surveillance software long before it acquired WhatsApp,” he said.
The Russian entrepreneur was referring to the scandal involving Facebook several months ago, where millions of users’ data came out. With his writing, Pavel has intended to show that the same thing works with WhatsApp.
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