service for instant messaging Users of WhatsApp can connect using proxy servers so they can continue using the internet even if the internet is restricted or disrupted by shutdowns.
The technology behemoth, which is owned by Meta, expressed its wish that blackouts like those in Iran “never occur” once more.
Human rights were violated, and they “shut people off from receiving critical care.”
In order to enable people to “communicate freely,” WhatsApp is asking its global community to volunteer proxies. The company also promised to provide instructions on how to set one up.
It wrote that using a proxy maintained the same high degree of security and privacy that WhatsApp offers.
Your private messages will still be secured by end-to-end encryption, ensuring that they remain private between you and the recipient and are not accessible to any third parties, including proxy servers, WhatsApp, or Meta.
According to Juras Jurnas of the proxy and online data collecting company Oxylabs, “Use of a proxy server can let people retain connection to WhatsApp and the rest of the open, uncensored internet for persons with government restrictions on internet access, such as was the case with Iran.”
“It will enable people around the world to maintain connections even if certain malevolent actors limit their internet access.”