WhatsApp CEO on the Controversial German Law Proposals "What the Government Is Asking for Would Weaken Security for All"

Is WhatsApp reading along as you write messages and saving your chats? In an interview, company CEO Will Cathcart explains what happens with user data and why he is concerned about proposed changes to German surveillance laws.
Interview Conducted By Max Hoppenstedt und Judith Horchert
WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart: "We cannot read your messages, we cannot listen to your calls."

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart: "We cannot read your messages, we cannot listen to your calls."

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"Call it a back door, a front door or assisted hacking – all of that would endanger the privacy of billions of people globally."
"The messenger Telegram has a copy of your messages, because they don’t encrypt chats by default like we do."
DER SPIEGEL 10/2021
SPIEGEL International
"Our goal is to make sending money globally as easy as sending a message on WhatsApp."
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