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Uber executives' use of encrypted chat app Wickr may set legal precedents

Apps such as Wickr, Signal, Telegram, Confide and Snapchat offer security and anonymity

Reuters 

Top executives at Uber Technologies Inc used the encrypted chat app Wickr to hold secret conversations, current and former workers testified in court this week, setting up what could be the first major legal test of the issues raised by the use of encrypted apps inside companies. The revelations on Tuesday and Wednesday about the extensive use of Wickr inside Uber upended the high-stakes legal showdown with Alphabet’s Inc Waymo unit, which accuses the ride-hailing firm of stealing its self-driving car secrets. Apps such as Wickr, Signal, Telegram, Confide and Snapchat ...

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 10:04 IST
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