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end-to-end encryption

No default end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger, Instagram until 2023

While messages sent through Messenger and Instagram can be E2EE, that option isn't turned on by default and likely won't be until 2023

22 Nov 2021 4:39 PM

WhatsApp: A lot to explain

It is largely true that netizens sign off much of their rights over prized personal information when they sign on to social media platforms

19 Jan 2021 9:54 AM

Zoom came into the limelight during lockdown, accelerated security fixes forced by zoombombing

When faced with a wave of lawsuits, the company said they would fix the service's weaknesses in 90 days. Now time's up and Zoom takes a bow.

01 Jul 2020 9:44 PM

BBM users now get enterprise-grade end-to-end encryption

BBM Enterprise will be available for free for 12 months.

19 Apr 2019 1:41 PM

IT Ministry mulls third notice to WhatsApp; may insist on message traceability

WhatsApp has turned down the Indian government's demand to provide it with a solution to track origin of messages.

20 Sep 2018 5:52 PM


Building traceability would undermine end-to-end encryption: WhatsApp

WhatsApp has also restricted the number of forwards that can be done at a time.

23 Aug 2018 3:15 PM

WhatsApp's encryption can be broken

The UK government recently passed the Investigatory Powers Act, forcing tech companies to hand over web histories to them.

08 May 2017 2:33 PM

What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption works

Services such as Facebook's WhatsApp followed the earlier example of Apple's iMessage and took the extra step of encrypting data

11 Mar 2017 2:25 PM