Encryption War: WhatsApp Is The Next Target Of US Government

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Apple may have been in the U.S. government’s crosshair for quite some time now because of the locked iPhone involved in the San Bernardino shooting, but the authorities are now shifting over to Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

According to the New York Times, officials are “discussing how to proceed in a continuing criminal investigation in which a federal judge had approved a wiretap, but investigators were stymied by WhatsApp’s encryption.”

In many ways, it’s similar to the legal case between the FBI and Apple, but it is not a matter of terrorism, which was the only aspect that authorities have cleared up so far.

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