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WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption for secure communication

April 6, 2016, 1:19 PM IST Tech Tech

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has switched on a full encryption system. This means that messages sent by you and me- are rendered unreadable, if they are intercepted. WhatsApp has also said that file transfers and voice calls will be encrypted as well. This comes close on the heels of a legal battle between FBI and Apple over unlocking iPhones.