Articles

Turkey has launched own messaging app to rival WhatsApp

Turkey has launched the messaging app to rival Facebook’s popular WhatsApp messenger service, increasing focus among government critics that Ankara could utilize the latest firm to tighten surveillance and bolster an eighteen months old crackdown.

PTT messenger

This app designed for this week which is called PttMessenger after Turkey’s post and Telegraph general dictate (PTT) in a short roll-out for state institutions and also for some private companies. It is reported that this will be announced publically in 6 months. Turkey has launched messaging app to rival Facebook’s popular WhatsApp messenger service.

This app will provide a safer system than Whatsapp.  The government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said in a news conference:

‘’Since no data is stored with the host, it will be impossible to access these data. A system safer than Whatsapp has been developed’’

Turkey has launched own messaging app to rival WhatsApp 2018

It is good that the privacy will be increased which will cover all the data that none wants to expose. This app is promising to provide a system safer than Whatsapp. Critics cast doubts on the advice PttMessenger data cannot come back or recover, fearing it will provide authorities more ability to monitor dissent, focusing on the widespread crackdown that was introduced after a failed military coup in the year 2016. Turkey has launched messaging app to rival Facebook’s popular WhatsApp messenger service.

Yaman Akdeniz who is a law professor at Istanbul Bilgi University said:

‘’An app designed with government support, especially if that government is Turkey, where there are serious violations of fundamental rights and freedoms, should make potential users think not three, but five times about using it,’’

Moreover, he said that there is no any such proof that promise that PttMssanger is more secure and safe from Whatsapp. Further, he said that adding that having a ‘’domestic and national’’ messaging app would make it easier for communication logs to be retrieved by Turkish law enforcement.

Because of the aftermath of the unsuccessful coup 50 thousand people have been put in detention and 150 thousand are fired from jobs.

Moreover said Filiz Kerestecioglu who is a lawmaker for the pro-Kurdish opposition people that:

‘’The goal is to record who every citizen is speaking to and what they are saying’’

According to the research firm Satista, an estimate has been done which proves that 40 percent of Turkish is that active users of WhatsApp in December 2016. This estimate was the double of United States, at 18 percent, but beyond many other emerging markets, including Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.  Turkey has launched messaging app to rival Facebook’s popular WhatsApp messenger service.

‘’Since no data is stored with the host, it will be impossible to access these data. A system safer than Whatsapp has been developed’’ is good that the privacy will be increased which will cover all the data that none wants to expose.

About the author

Shazz

My Name is Shahzaib l, Hassan , I am Blogger, working from 2009. If you like my posts kindly do share it.

Leave a Comment