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France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk

Updated : April 16, 2018 10:18 PM IST

None of the world's major encrypted messaging apps, including Facebook's WhatsApp and Telegram are based in France, raising the risk of data breaches at servers outside the country.
The French government's encrypted app has been developed on the basis of free-to-use code found on the Internet and could be eventually made available to all citizens.
France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk
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