WhatsApp can’t be trusted, says Elon Musk as Google confirms ‘problem’ in Android app – Times of India

Elon Musk not a fan of meta or its group of companies. It has openly endorsed Signal, a rival messaging app WhatsApp, Earlier, he had also urged users to delete their Facebook accounts. So it’s no surprise to see his latest dig at the meta-proprietary app.
A Twitter engineer posted a tweet regarding a bug on WhatsApp. Foad Dabiri said in a tweet that, “WhatsApp was using the microphone in the background while I was asleep and since I woke up at 6am (and this is a part of the timeline!) What’s going on?”. Musk replied in response to his tweet, where he said, “WhatsApp cannot be trusted.”
what is the ‘problem’ with whatsapp
Dabiri shared its screenshot Android Dashboard that shows microphone access was on for WhatsApp. Users have the option to allow and deny access to apps and should not be used in the background.
What does WhatsApp have to say on this matter?
The instant messaging app confirmed that they have got in touch with Dabiri. “Over the past 24 hours, we have been in contact with a Twitter engineer who posted an issue with his Pixel phone and WhatsApp,” according to a tweet from WhatsApp’s official account.
WhatsApp has said that the problem appears to be with Android and not its own app. Google To check and improve.
Google, on the other hand, didn’t say much about the bug but confirmed that it is looking into the matter. “We are aware of this issue and are working closely with WhatsApp to investigate,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
WhatsApp also reiterated that it gives users complete control over their microphone settings. The app said, “Once given permission, WhatsApp only accesses the mic when a user is making a call or recording a voice note or video – and even then, these communications are protected by end-to-end encryption.” so WhatsApp can’t hear them,” the app said in another tweet.