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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

US Government Loses Bid To Force Facebook To Wiretap Messenger Calls

Ah, your government at work, spying on every detail of your personal life. However, for once the government got stopped.

U.S. government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold the social networking giant in contempt of court for refusing to permit real-time listening in on voice calls. Details may be found in an article by Zack Whittaker in the TechCrunch web site at:

In the meantime, if you want to block government wiretapping of your voice calls and text messages, simply use an encrypted messaging and voice calling app, such as Signal.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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