not enciphered or encoded; not encrypted: Unencrypted data sent over the internet can be intercepted by hackers.
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Tapping these unencrypted WhatsApp chat backups on Google and Apple servers is one of the widely known ways law enforcement agencies across the globe have for years been able to access WhatsApp chats of suspect individuals.WhatsApp will finally let users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud | Manish Singh | September 10, 2021 | TechCrunch
For example, WhatsApp shares metadata, unencrypted records that can reveal a lot about a user’s activity, with law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice.How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users | by Peter Elkind, Jack Gillum and Craig Silverman | September 7, 2021 | ProPublica
Cops have to work hard to get directly into iPhones, but if most of the data is already in an unencrypted iCloud account, a warrant will do the trick.Apple defends its new anti-child-abuse tech against privacy concerns | Patrick Howell O'Neill | August 6, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
If it was Internet traffic, it’s being sent unencrypted and, for some reason, in hexadecimal instead of binary.Mike Lindell’s ‘fraud’ allegations are even more ridiculous than you might think | Philip Bump | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Gupta says providers have to resist using unencrypted devices—like their own cell phones—in the interest of speed.
Alasania said Georgia also had to rely on unencrypted cellphone communications during its brief war with Russia in 2008.
The billets-doux Petraeus sent to his paramour-cum-biographer on an unencrypted Gmail account!Tim Weiner: Shadows of J. Edgar Hoover in the Petraeus Affair | Tim Weiner | November 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Worse, the data are unencrypted, so anyone with access to your computer or mobile device can get the information.Apple Stonewalling on Location Tracking Triggers Congressional Hearings | Dan Lyons | April 25, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Franken says users should have the chance to “opt in” to having the data remain unencrypted.