WhatsApp flagged by security experts as Facebook races to seal deal

Feb 22 2014, 17:43 IST
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WhatsApp drew attention for its whopping price tag, after announcing deal with Facebook. WhatsApp drew attention for its whopping price tag, after announcing deal with Facebook.
SummaryWhatsApp deal with Facebook for a $19 bn consideration puts it under scanner...

"thousands more people than normal" downloading its app since Facebook's announcement.

"I think people will swap quickly out of WhatsApp now that it's part of Facebook," she said.

Sell said Facebook's core business is monetizing data, while Wickr aims at protecting user anonymity and privacy, by using top-grade encryption and paying bounties to hackers who discover any security flaws.

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