Australian politicians are in trouble for using WhatsApp. Here’s why.

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With a known love for the disappearing message app Wickr, Australian politicians are also keen on the Facebook-owned WhatsApp. 

At Parliament House in Canberra Monday, Alastair MacGibbon, the prime minister’s special adviser on cyber security, confirmed he had used the app to communicate with the prime minister and other colleagues, as did Attorney General George Brandis.


Cyber security experts have raised concerns about Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and senior government ministers sending private and confidential information via the messaging service.

WhatsApp and similar messaging apps are great for normal day-to-day communication between friends, but using it to discuss matters of national security is certainly a choice that will raise eyebrows. Read more…

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