Following Apple’s example, WhatsApp now encrypts end-to-end messages

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Apple’s stance against the FBI in the fight to defend data encryption on mobile devices appears to be starting to have broader effects. WhatsApp today announced that messages made with its electronic messenger will be encrypted from end to end, which means that no outside agent, not even WhatsApp, will be able to access the content of the messages, whether text, audio or text. Image.

According to the website itself:

Unlike traditional encryption, end-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the person you are communicating with can read what is sent and no one else, not even WhatsApp. Your messages are encrypted with a single lock, where only you and the person you are chatting with have a special key to open and read the message. And for even greater protection, each message you send has a lock and key. Your messages are automatically encrypted from end to end: there is no need to activate settings or establish secret and special conversations to ensure the security of your messages.

Many users are already receiving the message as soon as they connect. Others have not yet, but it is only a matter of time before the new functionality is available to everyone.

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