WhatsApp Gives Encryption to 1 Billion Users

WhatsApp, the global online messaging service owned by Facebook, has added end-to-end encryption to its platform, meaning that even employees cannot read mesages sent through the app by its 1 billion users. All text messages, phone calls, videos, and images sent on the service which is used by people worldwide, will be encrypted. “Building secure products actually makes for a safer world, [though] many people in law enforcement may not agree with that,” founder Brian Acton said, defending the decision. This comes shortly after a fight between the FBI and Apple over an encrypted iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.