Facebook 1000 Workers To Read WhatsApp Messages
By Staff Reporter
WhatsApp, the global messaging app with more than 2 billion users, was built upon the promise of data encryption that would keep messages hidden.
But Facebook not only hired 1,000 workers to sift through millions of messages on WhatsApp , which has two billion users around the world, but it also shared some of those messages with law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice to help put people in prison, ProPublica claims.
In the report, ProPublica found that Facebook had hired contractors in Austin, Texas, Dublin, Ireland and Singapore to look at millions of pieces of users’ content.