WhatsApp spyware: Why more Indians want to try to Signal, Telegram

With the shocking revelation that WhatsApp of many Indian journalists and activists was compromised, social media is now abuzz with users mulling a migration to other messaging platforms such as Signal and Telegram.

Like WhatsApp, which has over 400 million users in India, Signal, and Telegram to offer end-to-end encryption.

But soon after the news broke that a bug in WhatsApp’s audio call feature allowed hackers to install spyware onto Android and iOS phones just by calling the target, Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of Telegram, said that WhatsApp will continue to be open to surveillance despite the end-to-end encryption feature.

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