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Decrypting messages on WhatsApp; seems to be difficult for security agencies!!!

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Security agencies are unable to decrypt messages on WhatsApp nowadays. Decrypting some of the communication on platforms like WhatsApp to readable formats is unable to perform for various reasons such as technical, legal and regulatory policy.

Mobile applications like WhatsApp have extraordinary reach, particularly in the field of information sharing and dissemination and these services are mostly availed by the citizens across the world throughout internet.

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The government, regularly interacts with telecom service providers and other stakeholders, including social media providers to address the issues and implement the solution to resolve the issues arising from time to time to the extent possible keeping in view security, service and developmental needs of the country.

Recently, Facebook-owned WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption for all its services, meaning that the messages can now be read only by the intended recipients. It recognises the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe. Another messaging platform Viber also introduced end-to-end encryption of messages, by keeping security in mind.

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