WhatsApp has developed a security lock that stops even WhatsApp itself, from accessing user messages on the platform.
Chats are now protected by end-to-end encryption and TechCentral editor Duncan Mcleod explains what this means.
What it means is that it is going to make it impossible for anyone else to spy on your private communication - including WhatsApp itself or government agencies.— Duncan Mcleod, Editor of TechCentral
The update arrives amid a global debate about law enforcement's online access and digital security and Mcleod says it is clear that WhatsApp is on the side of user privacy.
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Meanwhile, World Wide Worx director Arthur Goldstuck says WhatsApp have seen the danger of giving up information to the authorities and have preempted this by building a system they themselves can't crack.
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