The complaint makes many jaw dropping charges, including a long-standing conspiracy between Google and Facebook to defuse the threat of headline bidding, but the strangest of them relates to WhatsApp. According to the complaint, Google reached an agreement with Facebook to obtain millions of personal information and photos of WhatsApp users shortly after it acquired the WhatsApp app app. The specific charges appear on page 57 of the complaint. The paragraph has been extensively censored, but it clearly accuses Google and Facebook of an exclusive agreement to give Google access to users’ WhatsApp information. < / P > < p > this is an extraordinary appeal for several reasons. WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, which means Facebook did not have centralized access to user information at the time of acquisition. (this is in sharp contrast to services like Gmail, where Google keeps all messages on Gmail’s servers and scans them collectively). This should make it impossible for Facebook to cut this access agreement from another company, because it has no access rights of its own. The point of end-to-end encryption is that it is impossible for a company to exchange users’ privacy in this way. What is Texas saying here? The most explicit explanation put forward by Alex Stamos of Stanford University and others is that this paragraph actually refers to the backup file, which is initiated by the user and located outside the end-to-end encryption of the service. But even so, these claims are not quite true. Google does make it easy for Android users to store WhatsApp backups on Google drive – but the deal is not exclusive and it’s not clear why a written contract is required. IOS users can also store backups on icloud, and in each case, a backup is created only when the user initiates the backup. Spontaneous combustion at a Guangzhou Motor vehicle intersection and other traffic lights in Shenzhen

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