Facebook’s top policy official, Nick Clegg, has weighed in on the Jeff Bezos/WhatsApp hack, and he wants everyone to know… something.
When asked about WhatsApp’s security in the wake of reports that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia hacked the Amazon CEO’s phone via a WhatsApp message, Clegg seemed to struggle with defending the messaging app’s security.
Speaking to the BBC, Clegg, a former UK deputy prime minister, attempted to shift blame for the incident onto Apple. But his meandering explanation wasn’t exactly clear.
“It sounds like something on the, you know, what they call the operating, the operating, the phone itself,” he sputtered. “It can’t have been, it can’t have been anything on the, when the message was sent in transit, because that’s end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp.” Read more…
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