The Swiss military will no longer be able to use WhatsApp! According to the report, the Swiss army staff issued an email in December to all of its soldiers. From now on, only the Threema messaging service is allowed.
Soldiers are also banned from using other platforms, such as Telegram and Signal, which are foreign-based messengers application that are no longer permitted for soldiers to use. The reason should be national security.
But what differentiates the service? The app's capabilities and security haven't been fully revealed yet.
Threema: Metadata is only backed up for as long as necessary.
The service was started in 2012 by three Swiss people: Manuel Kasper, Martin Blatter, and Silvan Engeler. According to the company, the servers are also in Switzerland. The military is simply helping a local business by doing this.
It also eliminates the Problem of the So-called Cloud Act of the U.S government. According to Cloud Act, the intelligent Agency FBI can access the data from IT service providers that stored data of other countries.
Despite the fact that end-to-end encrypted messages cannot be read, service providers may collect metadata that reveals who has messaged whom and when.
In contrast to WhatsApp, Threema is chargeable.
These advantages, on the other hand, come at a cost. Threema is a one-time payment of €3.99 (about $ 4.50). This application is not free for everyone. If you go from Android to iOS, you'll have to repurchase Threema. As a result, the app store operators do not share their license data