WhatsApp, iMessage give the most info to the FBI, new document shows

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  • An internal FBI document has revealed how much data it can legally obtain from messaging apps.
  • It turns out that iMessage and WhatsApp were the most permissive in this regard.
  • Signal and Telegram are two high-profile apps that don’t give out much data.

There are loads of messaging apps on the market today, and many of these services make a big deal about their security and privacy policies. Now, a newly leaked document has revealed just how much data the FBI can legally obtain from these services.

Rolling Stone and Property of the People obtained an FBI document (seen below) that details exactly what kind of information the bureau can obtain from various messaging apps with a warrant or subpoena. And it turns out that WhatsApp and iMessage provide the most information.

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