No, if itâ€™s unauthorized for government use and/or if classified information is shared, itâ€™s not. I wasnâ€™t making any comment about WhatsApp. I was responding to the statement about personal email vs private servers.
I use WhatsApp to communicate with my family when theyâ€™re traveling internationally because itâ€™s internet based and not cell based and itâ€™s encrypted.
That said, I donâ€™t know if FB store communications and have the ability, under subpoena, to deliver decrypted communications. Unlike a personal email service which can produce emails under subpoena unlike a private email server.
If youâ€™re outraged about WhatsApp but not a private email SERVER then perhaps this isnâ€™t a topic for you. (Not YOU personally, the collective YOU).
After 30 years of working for the DoD it has been drilled into us that we are not to use personal email for work. Why can't I be upset with both Clinton AND Jared and Ivanka and the other idiots who work(ed) for Trump who are using personal email for government business. I don't particularly care if it's a personal server or a personal service. You're not supposed to be doing that!
It was bad when Clinton did it and it's still bad now. And I don't give a shit if they are forwarding to their government accounts for record keeping because that sounds WAY to easy to oopsie and "forget" to send something that should have been.
Also, I've got a government iPhone that is locked down tight as a drum. I'm pretty sure that WhatsApp isn't on my list of approved apps.
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