WhatsApp introduces end to end encryption

  • Facebook owned WhatsApp is to encrypt users messages in an attempt to counteract spying by government agencies.
  • WhatsApp will use end to end encryption so that the company itself wont be able to decrypt messages even if ordered to by authorities.
  • Encryption a result of a partnership between WhatApp and Open Whispers. 
  • WhatsApp confirmed the encryption to Bloomberg but did no comment further.

Bloomberg report