Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.
WhatsApp’s founders said Tuesday that the application now implements end-to-end encryption, which means only authorized users can decrypt messages.
Clearly hedging their bets on privacy in case Apple caved. Good on WhatsApp for taking the step to ensure privacy. Apple also has to be a little relieved, because if WhatsApp is doing it, then it isn't on Apple.
No, I don't have anything to hide. No, that isn't the point.