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Swiss Army Bans WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal

The Swiss army has decided to ban the use of the world’s most famous messaging applications, telling the staff to switch to a locally-developed alternative due to data protection concerns.

More specifically, the new rules came into effect in December, with a report from RT revealing that everybody in the army must stop using WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram.

The reason is as simple as it could be: the country officials are afraid that some conversations could be accessed without authorization by other parties.

According to the said source, soldiers are now being told to install Threema, a mobile messenger that was developed by a Swiss company.

Domestic solution

The army explains that, unlike foreign applications, Threema is subject to Swiss regulations, and therefore no other authority can request access to conversations.

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