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Resource ID: #28791
Subject: App Security
Source: Mehul Srivastava, Tim Bradshaw, Robert Smith, Quique Kierzenbaum, Stephanie Findlay
Affiliation: Financial Times
Date: May 13, 2019; May 14, 2019

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How secure is the technology we use? As Mehul Srivastava discovered in a FT scoop that made headlines around the world, WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service used by more than a billion people around the world, had been compromised. The May 2019 story, the first in a series of reports through the year, revealed that WhatsApp had been hacked by a secretive spyware firm that allowed authoritarian and repressive regimes to target activists, dissidents and campaigners.
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