While much of the tech community has already come out in support of Apple over its ongoing encryption battle with the FBI, you can also expect the conversation to lead to even more secure products. Whatsapp, which has been offering end-to-end encryption for text chats since 2014, plans to encrypt voice chats in the “coming weeks,” The Guardian reports. The company might also start marketing its secure capabilities more, something that it’s downplayed in the past.
The news comes on the heels of Brazil’s detention of a Facebook VP, who was held after failing to give up Whatsapp messaging data. Since the app, which is owned by Facebook, encrypts text messages completely between the sender and recipient, it has no records to give to authorities. Brazil also shut down access to Whatsapp back in December, reportedly over similar security concerns.
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