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Protect user privacy WhatsApp announce full encryption for billions users

Protect user privacy WhatsApp announce full encryption for billions users. No one can see inside that message.

Law authorities attempting to access private citizens’ phone messages and telephone calls suffered a new setback.

With cross platform messaging service WhatsApp announcing full encryption for their one billion users.

Protect user privacy WhatsApp announce full encryption for billions users.

Protect user privacy WhatsApp announce full encryption for billions users.

WhatsApp users began receiving messaging on their app early, Australian time, informing them.

Their entire communications will now enjoy complete protection with end-to-end encryption, meaning more than one-seventh of the world’s.

Population can communicate without hackers or authorities snooping on their conversations.

The move comes just weeks after the FBI dropped its lawsuit against Apple attempting to force the tech-giant to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernadino shooters.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum made the announcement in a blog post on its website.

“When you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to,” he said.

“No one can see inside that message.

This sets WhatsApp up for a potential dispute recently seen between the FBI and tech giant Apple, which refused to unlock an iPhone belonging to a terrorist.

Apple said it did not possess the technology to hack the phone.

The dispute ended suddenly when the FBI announced they had found a way into the phone.

Similarly, WhatsApp will not be able to provide a user’s data even if legally obliged.

WhatsApp said that while it recognises the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe, its priority was ensuring strong encryption.

“The desire to protect people’s private communication is one of the core beliefs we have at WhatsApp, and for me, it’s personal.

I grew up in the USSR during communist rule.”

The move is a setback for law enforcement authorities because of WhatsApp’s giant user base which reached one billion, according to the company.

What is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is a free cross platform over-the-top messaging service which uses an internet connection to send messages.

Protect user privacy WhatsApp announce full encryption for billions users.

It allows group messaging, broadcasts and voice calls.

Why does it have so many users?

Its massive take up, compared to Apple’s iMessage, is that it can be used on a range of smartphones and on desktop, and not just on Apple products.

Who owns WhatsApp?

Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 in a deal worth $US19 billion, or more than $25 billion.

Why haven’t I heard that much about it in Australia?

WhatsApp is extremely popular in Europe and South America and in developing countries like India. In 2014,

Indian users amounted to 70 million or 10 per cent of WhatsApp’s total user base. It is less popular in the United States.