EFF applauds WhatsApp fixing a group chat bug:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/fixed-whatsapp-rolls-out-group-privacy-settings

I get it, a lot of people use WhatsApp. But this doesn't deserve applause---WhatsApp deserves condemnation. It is a proprietary, centralized service. There are better ways to go about your communication with others where you don't have to put up with company inaction by completely relinquishing control of your communications to a third party.

I wrote about this and more back in February in response to the GHCQ Ghost proposal:

https://mikegerwitz.com/2019/02/ghcq-exceptional-access-e2ee-decentralization-reproducible

@mikegerwitz EFF is a sell out, that's no news.

last time they were telling people to join Google

@alextee The EFF does a lot of good work that I do support them for, and I am an EFF member. But as a free software activist, I don't always agree with their stance on software or use of certain terminology.
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