WhatsApp has announced that it is in the midst of implementing end-to-end encryption to scramble all messages sent by its users by default.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, has added end-to-end encryption for some mobile users, reports Threatpost.
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