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WhatsApp Secures Messages with End-to-End Encryption

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Apr 5, 2016, 3:32 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

WhatsApp today updated its service with full end-to-end encryption. Now, the latest version of the app protects calls, messages, photos, videos, files, and voice messages by default. Users don't need to take any action to enable it. Encryption applies to messages sent to individuals and groups. The company says no one but the recipient(s) will be able to read the messages. WhatsApp itself cannot see message contents. The update covers all versions of WhatsApp, including the Android, iOS, and Windows apps. WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, says more than one billion people use the app to communicate. The change follows the widely publicized FBI case against Apple, which ordered the company to unlock an iPhone. Apple refused, but the FBI was able to unlock the device using another method. WhatsApp says the government will not be able to read WhatsApp messages.

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truthinsuffering

Apr 7, 2016, 10:45 AM

Next Thing...

Next thing we know we will see the Government trying to get Encrypted data from What's APP in the news.
nicolasl46

Apr 5, 2016, 4:54 PM

I'm not so sure about this....

don't get me wrong, I don't want anyone to see what I'm sending but the recipient, but making such an announcement, no one even the government won't be able to see your messages, kinda incites the wrong people to abuse the service. I think they should have just done it without making such a big fuzz about it. I could be wrong, but this is how I see it at the moment.
Yes. You are wrong. There are no 'wrong people'. There is a right to privacy. Everyone deserves it.
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