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WhatsApp copies Apple’s strong encryption defense

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 8, 2016.

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    The decision by WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum to encrypt direct messages, group messages and voice calls drew a lot of attention to the Facebook subsidiary—given the recent dispute between the FBI and Apple.

    Security experts described how the improved WhatsApp protected users’ privacy and where it fell short. Security writers called it the FBI's worst nightmare. And pundits talked about recent reports that the White House withdrew its support for legislation that would allow judges to order WhatsApp to decrypt customers’ messages.

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