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Facebook armours WhatsApp with full encryption


Facebook armours WhatsApp with full encryption


Facebook has announced it is providing strengthened encryption for its popular WhatsApp messaging service. The company says this means that henceforth messages will only be readable by the sender and recipient.

WhatsApp began developing the feature two years ago along with non-profit Open Whisper Systems, and initially made it available for text-only messages in 2014. The company says it will not be able to read clients’ messages even if demanded to by law enforcement agencies.

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