The Backdoor in WhatsApp is Us

In my latest for OpenMedia, I weigh into the tech-journalism spitstorm that has recently embroiled The Guardian and WhatsApp. From the article:

Specifically, on January 13, The Guardian reported that WhatsApp and Secret Conversations had a back door, which would allow government spying on user’s conversations. Many in the IT community have since derided the allegations as FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt). So, how do users caught in the middle sort this mess out?
Jesse Schooff