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INTERNATIONAL: WhatsApp extends encryption to all services

By Sky News

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1407354955098_wps_5_DW7F8F_WhatsApp_app_icon_SKY NEWS – WhatsApp has applied “end-to-end” encryption to all its services to boost user security.

The Facebook-owned messaging service announced the move amid fierce debate surrounding privacy versus security.

It follows Apple’s battle with the US government over FBI demands for data on an iPhone – used by a gunman in California – to be unlocked.

End-to-end encryption automatically encodes each message with an algorithm that can only be unlocked by the sender and recipient.

WhatsApp said: “The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to.

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3 comments

  1. can some one tell me if this applies only to iphones or all phones that can use whats app? since i know whatsapp was meant for the iphone initially

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