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Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger App


If you still use Facebook Messenger, then you need to be aware of the social media giant’s warning that an “essential” security update is now seriously delayed. And while you might be thinking about hanging on, what was seen as a simple update has become horribly twisted. For Messenger’s 1.3 billion users, is it finally time to quit?

If you’re a regular reader of this column, you’ll be well versed on the critical differences between Messenger and Facebook’s other hyper-scale messaging platform, WhatsApp. While the latter encrypts all the content between senders and recipients, ensuring that no-one—not even Facebook—can read any of it, Messenger does not. The company admits that it monitors content, and we recently exposed it for doing even worse.

“The first step of keeping people safe is, you have to have strong security,” WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart said last month, as the secure messenger launched yet another privacy…

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