• Friday, August 19, 2022


WhatsApp Rejects India’s Demand to Build Traceability to Track Origin of Messages

WhatsApp said it had no comment on Prasad’s tweet, but referred to a previous WhatsApp statement that the company believes people have the fundamental right to privacy and no one else should have access to their private conversations.

By: Radhakrishna N S

Mobile phone application WhatsApp said that it can’t build a solution to trace the origin of a message on its platform rejecting India’s demand for such a software to trace the source of fake messages which contain anti-social elements leading to criminal activities like mob lynching. The company is expected to remain on its stand that it is impossible for it to trace the origin of the messages due to end to end encryption. Building a traceability would undermine end-to-end encryption and the private feature of the application paving a way for the potential for misuse of the application. WhatsApp…

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