French cyber security boffins warn Macron off Telegram

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Fears that foreign-based messaging apps, including Facebook’s WhatsApp and Telegram  a favourite of President Emmanuel Macron –  are open to security breaches have prompted the French government to create its own encrypted messenger service which will be the only system for officials to use by this summer.

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The French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials, the digital ministry said on Monday, reports Reuters.