WhatsApp will offer encryption over cloud backup, a new step in the privacy arms race

WhatsApp will offer encryption over cloud backup, a new step in the privacy arms race

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Friday it would expand encryption on the messaging service to back up chats shared on the platform when they are stored on Apple Inc and Google’s cloud services.

new offer whatsapps two billion users additional protection As for their communications, the escalating battle over encryption technology escalates. Companies developing privacy-preserving technologies remain at odds with law-enforcement organizations that want access to smartphones and the vast array of digital information stored on computer servers known as the cloud.

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