State Intelligence Agency Wants to Grab WhatsApp

Thursday, December 2, 2021 – 09:02 WIB

VIVA – A new document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation/FBI) The United States reveals the extent of the data they can collect from the most popular instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp belongs to Meta (formerly Facebook) and iMessage belongs to Apple.

The document was written on January 7, 2021 by Science and Technology Branch and Operational Technology Division, which contains internal guidance on how the FBI is allowed to request data from nine global technology companies.

The nine companies are Apple’s iMessage, Line, Signal, Telegram, Threema, Viber, WeChat Tencent, WhatsApp and Wickr. The FBI has been able to access iMessages through a search warrant from the court.

One of the bodies intelligence That superpower can also back up the target device even if the target is using iCloud backup. Not only that, the FBI can obtain iMessages from iCloud if the user has activated the device.

“The data provided by the listed technology companies, with the exception of WhatsApp, is in fact latent data provided to law enforcement and could affect investigations if delivery is slow,” the FBI document said. VIVA Tekno from site The Independent, Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Apple declined to comment on the documents published by the FBI. While WhatsApp does not directly disclose it, it comes from the surrounding metadata.

Metadata is the primary way to access information that can stop crime without breaking end-to-end encryption (end-to-end encryption).

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