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Facebook tests end-to-end encryption on its Messenger app

The move comes amid widespread global debate over the extent to which technology companies should help law enforcement snoop on digital communications

Reuters 

Facebook Inc on Friday said it began testing end-to-end encryption on its popular Messenger application to prevent snooping on digital conversations. The limited testing on Messenger, which has more than 900 million users, comes three months after Facebook rolled out end-to-end encryption to its more popular WhatsApp, a messaging application with over 1 billion users that it acquired in October 2014. The move comes amid widespread global debate over the extent to which technology companies should help law enforcement snoop on digital communications. End-to-end encryption is also ...

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First Published: Sat, July 09 2016. 03:03 IST
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