whatsapp Stories March 10

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Somewhat careless wording by Wikileaks has led to widespread reports than messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption – like Signal and WhatsApp – had been compromised by the CIA. There is in fact no evidence that this is the case.

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whatsapp Stories February 20

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WhatsApp is introducing a new feature in its app called Status that uses a similar format to Snapchat Stories, TechCrunch reports. Like messaging through WhatsApp, however, Status will bring encryption to the popular format.

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whatsapp Stories January 13

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Update: Updated with a response from WhatsApp, below.

A security researcher has found a backdoor in the end-to-end encryption system used by the WhatsApp messaging service. The vulnerability would allow Facebook to read messages sent through the supposedly secure system, as well as making it possible for the company to comply with court orders to make messages available to governments and law enforcement.

While end-to-end encryption would normally mean that not even the company operating the service can decrypt messages, only the intended recipient, the specific implementation used in WhatsApp includes a major security hole …

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whatsapp Stories January 11

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whatsapp Stories November 15, 2016

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WhatsApp has announced that the latest update to its messaging app offers video calls with end-to-end encryption. The feature had previously been available to some beta users.

The company’s blog post appears to take a little dig at iPhone pricing in passing, with Apple’s iOS-only FaceTime app the best-known video chat app to include full end-to-end encryption.

We’re introducing this feature because we know that sometimes voice and text just aren’t enough. There’s no substitute for watching your grandchild take her first steps, or seeing your daughter’s face while she’s studying abroad. And we want to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones …

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whatsapp Stories October 4, 2016

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The war on messaging platforms is rampaging, with Google, Apple and Facebook all meticulously working on their apps to develop the one to rule them all — and Facebook’s own WhatsApp, a service particularly popular in places like Europe and South America, is today getting a long overdue update…

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