The FBI, NSA, and CIA love to operate in total secrecy.
Anytime a light is shined on their illegal activities, it’s bad news for them.
Now, one journalist has uncovered proof of what the Deep State has been doing to Americans.
It’s well-known by now that the Deep State illegally spies on American citizens.
Edward Snowden exposed this activity back in 2013, and it is one of the main weapons being used against conservatives in the so-called “Domestic War on Terror.”
Many people have tried to avoid the snooping eyes of the Deep State by using encryption apps, which encode messages so that they cannot be stolen by the government.
But as it turns out, some of those apps are better than others. And some of the most popular ones are actually turning over information to the Deep State.
A report came out on the website Just Security which tells the background story of how this information came to light, and which apps are better than others.
“A recently disclosed January 2021 document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supplies a concise summary with respect to nine different ‘secure messaging’ apps. It shows that with legal process, the FBI can get various types of metadata, and in some cases even stored message content. Exactly what’s available, though, varies widely by app.”
“Dated Jan. 7, 2021, the document states that it reflects FBI capabilities as of November 2020. The apps included in the chart are iMessage, LINE, Signal, Telegram, Threema, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp (owned by Meta, fka Facebook), and Wickr (which was acquired by AWS in June).”
Many of those apps use end-to-end encryption, but not all. WeChat, for example, is a subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party, and is used primarily by Chinese citizens because of its censorship capabilities.
Aside from that glaring exception, most of the apps at least claim to protect user privacy. But not all of them actually do.
The article continues, “The chart illuminates the variation in how much data different services collect and retain about users and their communications – and consequently, what data they’ll provide to law enforcement.”
“This ranges from the minimal information available from Signal and Telegram, to the basic subscriber information and other metadata that several services disclose to the FBI, and even ‘limited’ stored message content from three of the nine apps: LINE (which, as said, still supports non-E2EE chats), iMessage, and WhatsApp.”
What does this all mean?
Well for one, Telegram and Signal are relatively safe apps for people who want to message each other without the Deep State watching them.
But popular apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp, which are used by millions of people worldwide, are not.
People using those apps are under the constant threat of having their conversations watched by government agents with bad intentions.
And in the age of the “Domestic War on Terror” against conservatives, that’s a dangerous proposition.
Conservatives should play it safe and download apps like Signal and Telegram to conduct their online conversations. That’s the best way for people to protect themselves against an out-of-control Deep State.