WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

Update, 1/20/17: A post on the Technosociology blog signed by dozens of security experts calls for a Guardian retraction and apology. This article has been updated to reflect this.

When Facebook’s WhatsApp turned on end-end-end encryption in its messaging service last year, it was a big deal. As all eyes were glued on Apple’s fight with the FBI over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, WhatsApp took a huge step toward protecting its users’ privacy by moving to encrypt all messages and calls being sent between its apps.

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