Sam Bankman-Fried Lawyer Says Agreement Has Been Reached on Use of Messaging Apps

An attorney for Sam Bankman-Fried said an agreement had been reached to modify the former FTX CEO’s bail conditions on using electronic communications. Bankman-Fried’s legal team and prosecutors came to the agreement, according to a letter signed by Bankman-Fried attorney Mark Cohen.

The two sides are asking that Bankman-Fried's bail conditions be modified to allow him to use various messaging apps, including FaceTime, Zoom, iMessage, SMS texts, emails, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp (that last one provided Bankman-Fried's cell phone has monitoring software installed to record those messages).

The FTX founder will still not be able to use "ephemeral call or messaging applications" like Signal.