WhatsApp adds encryption features to its messaging service

WhatsApp users can now enjoy encrypted text communications thanks to a deal with Open Whisper Systems. According to a blog post, the encryption feature is available in the most recent build of the Android app and currently only supports one-on-one text messaging. Support for group chat and messages with media will be added in the future, Open Whisper Systems said. “WhatsApp runs on an incredible number of mobile platforms, so full deployment will be an incremental process as we add TextSecure protocol support into each WhatsApp client platform. We have a ways to go until all mobile platforms are fully...

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