January 28, 2019
This is fully copied from around the net and summerized.
Are your readers having trouble understanding the term “metadata”? Replace it with “activity records.” That’s what they are.
- Edward Snowden (@Snowden) November 2, 2015
We can’t listen/read the content of your communication because we use end-to-end encryption, we can only collect metadata.
Now that you know what metadata is, let me reiterate: using end-to-end encryption does not prevent messaging services from collecting metadata.
WhatsApp has access to all the phone numbers in your address book, and that it collects a myriad of information about you. What WhatsApp collect
By the way, Signal code is free and open-source, available on GitHub for you to check.
You might be tempted to say something like: Who cares? I have nothing to hide.
If you don’t think privacy is all that important: Watch Glenn Greenwald’s TED talk on why privacy matters.