Today on messaging services such as WhatsApp, it is used a method that keeps the confidentiality of conversations engaged.
And this method is called end-to-end encryption. in this way the exchanges that take place between two WhatsApp users unlike what is done between two contacts by SMS, will be encrypted to prevent anyone from intercepting and deciphering them. In this way, even companies that provide voice calls or Internet service will not be able to access them.
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This kind of encryption are available on different online messaging platform such as iMessage, BBM, or WhatsApp, etc…
however this technology it is not really unanimous, and for some it is sees it as the next battleground for the internet in the future.
On the one hand, there are governments such as the United States and the United Kingdom, which are fighting fiercely to be always able to access the content that users of these private couriers exchange with each other at the very expense of their individual privacy rights. They take as their position that this is online messaging service could protect from potential criminals or protect even active criminals.
But in another sense, we have the tech giants such as Facebook, which would still like to extend the field of end-to-end encryption on their various platforms because today the request for privacy from their users is more and more prevalent. And this is easy to understand because, we know that billions of WhatsApp users commonly use it for any kind of daily need.
However, in view of the several messages that were leaked very recently on the Website of Forbes, by the fact of contributor called Kalev Leetaru, has caused quite a stir on the web. And it has even led us to believe that the advantage is now on the side of governments, which tends towards the end of end-to-end encryption. Frankly, governments want to monitor communications via courier services.
And they're almost on their way to success. This has led to rumours that Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, had planned to install a backdoor on its app that allowed certain messages to be scanned before they were encrypted end-to-end. The article entitled "Facebook is planning a backdoor in WhatsApp" appeared in the journalist's article named Bruce Schneier. But it didn't take long for Facebook to deny this information. The U.S. company was quick to issue a statement contradicting any false claims that might be attributed to the integrity of their network: "We did not add a backdoor to WhatsApp."
"To be perfectly clear, we didn't, we have no plan to do it, and if we had, it would be obvious and detectable if we did. We understand the serious concerns that this kind of approach would raise and that is why we oppose it," said the vice-director of WhatsApp products.
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