Following the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica user data scandal, the French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to squelch fears of privacy invasion.
About 20 officials and top civil servants are testing the new app with the goal of making its use mandatory for the entire government by this summer.
The country's president, Emmanuel Macron, and his administration are known to use Telegram, a messaging app not based in France.
The French government is...
Russia's media regulator wanted to block the app as the firm has refused to hand over encryption keys.
Telegram refused to hand over its encryption keys to state authorities.