Civil servants told not to use WhatsApp

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The Dutch national security service AIVD has issued a statement in which it warns government officials not to use the WhatsApp application to send sensitive or secret information. The AIVD said the app is not secure.

An AIVD spokesperson confirmed a report published on the IT news site Webwereld. The AIVD conducts tests and issues advice regarding new means of communication. Many government officials deal with sensitive information, which the AIVD has a sworn duty to protect.

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