Nigeria budgets N4.8 billion for NIA to track, intercepts and monitor WhatsApp messages

Estimated Reading Time: 1The Nigerian government has earmarked N4.8 billion for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging application, and Thuraya, a satellite telephone. According to TheCable, the provision is contained in the supplementary 2021 budget passed by the national assembly. On Wednesday, the National Assembly[Read More…]