Facebook Reading Private WhatsApp Messages

Many people believe that WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption with every message that is being sent. If this was really the case, then no one would be able to read the messages, not even the people from WhatsApp, because that is the true nature of end-to-end encryption.

This is also stated exactly like this on the WhatsApp Website:
“WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is used when you chat with another person using WhatsApp Messenger. End-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to what is sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.”

It turns out that all of this is a lie. “In 2018, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg told Congress, ‘We don’t see any of the content in WhatsApp.’ In fact, the company, which owns WhatsApp, pays contract workers to read millions of private messages.” Source: childrenshealthdefense.org

Another lie from another Big Tech CEO who tells the entire world how important privacy is, and how dedicated his company is to offering online privacy to the customers. You may wonder, how is it technically possible for the company to do this, to read those “encrypted messages?”

“The loophole in WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is simple: The recipient of any WhatsApp message can flag it. Once flagged, the message is copied on the recipient’s device and sent as a separate message to Facebook for review.”

“Messages are typically flagged—and reviewed—for the same reasons they would be on Facebook itself, including claims of fraud, spam, child porn, and other illegal activities….”

“Although nothing indicates that Facebook currently collects user messages without manual intervention by the recipient, it’s worth pointing out that there is no technical reason it could not do so.”
Source: arstechnica.com

What a weird situation. First Facebook tells us they don’t read WhatsApp messages at all. Then it becomes clear that they ARE reading flagged messages. And, last but not least, we learn that they could read even more messages if they wanted to, that this is technically possible. And we are supposed to trust Facebook and WhatsApp?

Instead of using WhatsApp for your private messages, I would strongly encourage you to find an alternative, like, for example, the Session Messenger.  This Open Source app makes it truly impossible for anyone but the sender and the receiver to read the end to end encrypted messages. Privacy based on technology, not privacy based on trust. Check it out!

Please Leave Facebook

Much has been written about Facebook, by those who value privacy and human rights. In the past few years Facebook has been in the news in so many negative ways, that I am often surprised that there are still people hanging out on this “human-unfriendly” platform.

I do understand that leaving Facebook has some disadvantages. Since I left, there are some people with whom I hardly have contact anymore. If you want to have simple, superficial contact with a lot of people, Facebook is an interesting option.

Still, there are many good reasons to leave, and to move to alternative social media platforms like MeWe or Gab. Here are the three main reasons I see for leaving Facebook now, regardless of the risk of losing those who only contact people on Facebook.

1. Censorship

Facebook actively censors any information you put on your Facebook account, for example information which is not in line with what the WHO writes about the current COVID-19 outbreak. More and more doctors and scientists openly say they don’t agree with the WHO, but you won’t read that on FB.

This will certainly influence those who mainly use FB for information. If you are pounded with the “We all need to be vaccinated, vaccines are safe” rhetoric, then you will be influenced by this. Even if you are not aware of this, subconsciously you will be affected. Read more about Facebook censorship. 

2. No Respect For Privacy

Even when you have only a free account, and never buy anything through FB adds, your personal data will still be harvested by Facebook, and sold to those who want to have targeted add campaigns on this platform. FB has the same lack of respect for privacy that Google displays.

The most striking example of this harvesting of personal data was exposed when “Open Graph,” a Facebook platform, enabled “Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, to collect vast amounts of personal information and use it to attempt to sway voters. They were eventually exposed and given a huge fine of $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission.”

3. No Data Security

This is the reason I was triggered to write this article now. “Half a billion Facebook users’ information posted on hacking website,…” Companies who collect your private information are responsible for handling this information with care. Facebook obviously doesn’t do that.

One could say that these kinds of breaches can happen to anyone, but a company with this level of financial means can easily prevent data breaches by investing money into data security measures which are airtight. It is just a matter of investing money to protect customers. And not investing the money needed shows disdain for all those who trust you with private data.

A censored platform, with no respect for your privacy, where your personal data is sold and turned into money, and your private information is not secure. Do you really want to keep hanging out there? The censorship alone should be enough reason to check out and leave.

Censorship DOES influence people deeply. You have to understand that. Maybe you think it is not that bad, because you also read news on different platforms. But just like commercials have a great influence on our subconscious thoughts, so does censorship influence our opinions as well.

In this time of the great reset, and the response to this by the freedom loving part of our society, many alternatives to our current systems and services are being developed. Do not be afraid therefore to leave the old behind and embrace the new. This is how you leave Facebook:

How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account

My New Gab Account

In my search for options to share information with the world, without being censored, I have for the moment settled on having this blog hosted in Switzerland, by Infomaniak, on having my own Bitchute channel and a Gab account. 

Another option I contemplated was using Telegram, which I believe is a very beautiful service, but I have read too many stories about the possibility that this may be censored very soon too, just like Parler, and removed from the Apple and Google platforms. I do hope that I am wrong about this.

My Mastodon account got censored,  so that leaves me with BitChute and Gab for the moment. I believe that these accounts can help me to reach a lot of people, since more and more people decide to leave Big Tech, for good reasons.

Gab has received a lot of bad publicity in the mainstream media, where Gab has been depicted as a platform for fascists and conspiracy nuts. My experiences with Gab have been very positive so far, so I believe I have found a good place to share whatever I have to share.

“At Gab, we believe that the future of online publishing is decentralized and open. We believe that users of social networks should be able to control their social media experience on their own terms, rather than the terms set down by Big Tech….”

“Gab.com strives to be the home of free speech online. We work on Gab Social 100% of the time as our full-time jobs. We positively encourage you to either join us on Gab.com or to spin up your own Gab Social server that you control to help take back control of the Web for the People.”

I invite you to join Gab and give it a try. It is time to leave platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube behind us, and turn to alternatives which have a more transparent and humanistic approach to social media. And while you are there, please check out my Gab account too! 

My New BitChute Account

Now that I am blogging for a bit more than one month about “the Great Reset”, and how to constructively respond to this, I have also been looking for none-censored social media channels to promote my blog.

This was not easy, as the most common options, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, all have been heavily censored lately. This censorship not only relates to wild speculation about COVID-19 but also to factual information.

To learn more about this increased censorship, please check out the wonderful website “Reclaim the net.” Here you will find many well-researched articles about the way Big Tech is censoring free speech across the board.

I am grateful that there are those who do not comply with this censorship, and still promote free speech, in the true sense. One of these social media channels is BitChute, and I have opened an account there to promote my website.

“Welcome to BitChute, a peer-to-peer content sharing platform and associated services. BitChute aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.”
Visit website. 

I have to admit I see myself more as a blogger than a vlogger, so I am just getting used to talking in front of the camera. That being said, it is of critical importance that this type of information is shared to as many people as possible, even if the presentation is not perfect.

So please check out my BitChute channel  which I intend to update on a regular, at least weekly basis, and share these videos and posts on social media channels, preferably there were they won’t get censored. Thank you!

Mastodon & Censorship

On the second of January this year I started my blog “The Gentle Restart”, because I believed I HAD to do something. I perceived a clear difference between the dangers of the COVID-19 outbreak and the out of proportion response to it by mass media and politicians.

After doing a lot of research on the how and why of this extreme response, I stumbled over the idea that “The Great Reset” is ushered in now, using the COVID-19 outbreak as an excuse for doing this. I have found no better explanation yet. *

When looking at what kind of social media accounts I would use to share my posts, I quickly dismissed Facebook, after learning that even Ron Paul was kicked off Facebook. It also makes no sense to use YouTube, after even a qualified doctor who talks to the congress about Ivermectin is being censored.

One new channel I decided to try was Mastodon, which received some positive reviews, mainly because it is truly decentralised. So I signed up, and with an auto-post plugin shared a number of posts from my blog.

Only a few days after starting to do this, my account got blocked. I received and email from Mastodon, stating the following: “Account suspended…Misinformation endangering public health.” So the people of Mastodon believe my blog is endangering public health.

I was baffled by this accusation, believing that nothing I write on this blog endangers public health. I was also curious about which data exactly is considered misinformation, since I have shared more than twenty posts on my blog. So I wrote an email back:

I sent this email on the second of February, and I am still waiting for a response. I do not believe I am spreading misinformation. However, to err is human, so please check my blog and if you find misinformation please let me know.

I think that anyone who follows the news around the COVID-19 outbreak and the accompanying fear pandemic, will have noticed that free speech is under attack. Anyone who doesn’t support the view that COVID-19 is the biggest problem since World War Two is silenced.

Make no mistake about the seriousness of this situation. If all we get to see is mainstream news, then we give those who control the mainstream media full control over the world. Whatever information is shared there, will become the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

I will keep writing and I will find ways to share what I write. Please keep reading and doing your own research. Stay aware of censorship and the attack on free speech, and keep finding ways around it. The Great Reset is happening, but it can’t continue without the support of the people.

* If you have found a better explanation for the lockdowns and reductions of free speech and basic human rights, please let me know.

Check Before Sharing

One thing that does not help to promote a constructive, intelligent response to “the great reset” is the sharing of unchecked social media posts, which turn out to be nonsense posts. Practical jokes or lies shared by some people for whatever the reason.

One example we have seen recently is the news that children died after wearing a face mask. This post was shared thousands of times by people who resent the wearing of masks, until the original article was removed, and branded a fake.

Another example I have seen is a social media post about a nurse who died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, a couple of minutes after receiving the injection. Yet what really happened in this case is that the nurse only fainted and is doing fine now.

Sharing these kinds of social media nonsense, without checking if there is any truth to it, will not help anyone who is sincerely interested in understanding what “the great reset” is all about, and who wants to respond in a meaningful, helpful way to it.

Now I understand that everyone is bombarded with lots of social media posts each day. Clicking on the share button is often done in a matter of seconds, if the article is deemed worth sharing. Still, this is a good time to do some extra research.

Do you know who shared the original article? Do you see any of the more respected alternative news websites sharing this article? Can you fact check the content of the post? How long ago is this posted to the Internet for the first time?

Asking these kinds of questions to yourself will help you to evaluate if you should share it or not. If we don’t do this, more and more people will simply brand us “conspiracy nuts”, and don’t even contemplate what we say, since we are nuts anyway.

The cost of sharing fake or nonsense articles is much higher than most people realize. So please spend some time fact-checking the info you receive. And don’t let anything discourage you for sharing things that need to be shared. Thank you!