• Why Whatsapp tightens security, implements full end-to-end encryption

    Why Whatsapp tightens security, implements full end-to-end encryption

    You must have noticed it on your Whatsapp mobile phones. Do not panic. The popular messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday it had implemented “full end-to-end encryption,” a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies.

    The Facebook-owned mobile application with one billion users worldwide made the announcement following weeks of intense debate over efforts by US authorities to compel Apple to help break into an encrypted iPhone.

    “WhatsApp has always prioritized making your data and communication […]