Keyword: Whatsapp

French cyber security boffins warn Macron off Telegram

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.

France orders WhatsApp to halt user data sharing with Facebook

France's data protection agency CNIL has told messaging app WhatApp it must cease automatic sharing of users' data, such as phone numbers, with parent company Facebook within a month.