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A document reveals messaging apps that provide data to the FBI



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A document reveals messaging apps that provide data to the FBI


A FBI document leaked online unveils the messaging apps that make the most user information available. By activating a specific legal procedure, in fact, the FBI is able to obtain a large number of information from apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage which, among the best known, are the only ones to also provide the contents of the messages.

WhatsApp and iMessage are the apps that collaborate the most with FBI investigations

The document was released online by Property of the People in recent days and in these hours it is becoming public knowledge thanks to various international newspapers that have taken it up again. In the USA, the FBI can legally access major messaging applications used by users.

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Among the most “collaborative” apps is WhatsApp which manages to provide the requested data in a very short time. It should also be noted that the messages saved on iCloud as a backup, both of iMessage and WhatsApp, as the document points out, are easily accessible for the FBI (even if after the drafting of the document, WhatsApp has also applied encryption to its backup).

Some apps reveal very little data

T.elegram and Signal, instead, they are applications that provide less data. Telegram, for example, can reveal IP addresses and telephone numbers in the event of a confirmed terrorist investigation. Signal, on the other hand, offers the last login date. Both applications do not reveal the content of the messages.