In the recent attrocities in Paris which saw 129 people killed in seven coordinated terrorist attacks has brought keen notice about lack of security surrounding communication apps and in-game messaging into public psyche. In the immediate aftermath saw a plethora of stories of how these activities were planned and what methods of communication was used to plan these attacks.
A big question that crosses people’s mind is that how these conversations take place without detection from intelligence agencies. Schools of thought range from mobile messaging applications like Whats-app and Telegram to in-game messaging on the worlds most popular gaming device, the PS4. It is not only communication apps under the microscope currently as also in-game messaging are also rumoured to be potential enabler in the communication of terrorist groups.
Pocket App CEO Paul Swaddle elaborates on how this recent tragedy has rekindled the age-old question of how much freedom, liberty and poverty should we give up in order to be kept safe.
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