• WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encrypted Google Drive, iCloud backups

    8 days ago - By Android Central

    Encrypted backups cannot be accessed by WhatsApp or the backup service provider.
    Update, Oct 14 : Rolling out now
    What you need to know
    Popular messaging app WhatsApp will soon enable end-to-end encryption for backups in Google Drive and iCloud.
    The feature will roll out to users on Android and iOS in the coming weeks.
    Encrypted backups will ensure nobody else can access your messages.
    WhatsApp announced on September 10 that it will soon allow users to protect their message backups using end-to-end encryption. While WhatsApp already allows users to back up their message history via Google...
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  • Facebook rolls out end-to-end encrypted backups to WhatsApp

    Facebook rolls out end-to-end encrypted backups to WhatsApp

    8 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    WhatsApp's end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android are available starting Thursday, Facebook announced. The company has offered end-to-end encryption for chats for years, but with this new change, you can get that same level of encryption with your backups.
    WhatsApp backups are stored in iCloud or Google Drive, but that means that Apple or Google could hand over the backups to governments or law enforcement if compelled. With the change available on Thursday, you can secure your WhatsApp cloud backups with a password or a 64-digit...
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  • WhatsApp rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups on Google Drive and iCloud

    WhatsApp rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups on Google Drive and iCloud

    8 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    Last month, WhatsApp announced that it will give people the option to protect their WhatsApp backups using end-to-end encryption. Today, WhatsApp announced that end-to-end encrypted backups are now available for Google Drive or iCloud. With this new type of backup, neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider will be able to access...
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  • WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

    8 days ago - By Engadget

    The wait is over. It's now possible to encrypt your WhatsApp chat history on both Android and iOS, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday. The company plans to roll out the feature slowly to ensure it can deliver a consistent and reliable experience to all users. However, once you can access the feature, it will allow you to secure your backups before they hit iCloud or Google Drive. At that point, neither WhatsApp nor your cloud service provider will be able to access the files. It's also worth mentioning you won't be able to recover your backups if you ever lose the 64-digit...
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  • WhatsApp now offers encrypted backups. Here's how to opt in

    8 days ago - By The Next Web

    WhatsApp is finally letting users encrypt the backups of their messages. Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the feature is now being rolled out to iOS and Android users globally. The feature secures backups stored on Google Drive or Apple's iCloud with end-to-end encryption. This encryption will provide more privacy and security, but it's not enabled by default. Here's how to turn the feature on: Make sure you've got the latest version of WhatsApp. Open Settings. Tap Chats > Chat Backup > End-to-end Encrypted Backup. Click Continue, then follow the prompts to create...
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  • WhatsApp now lets users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud

    8 days ago - By TechCrunch

    WhatsApp is beginning to roll out a new feature that will provide its two billion users the option to encrypt their chat history backup in iCloud or Google Drive, patching a major loophole that has been exploited by governments to obtain and review private communication between individuals.
    WhatsApp has long end-to-end encrypted chats between users on its app. But users have had no means to protect the backup of those chats stored in the cloud. (For iPhone users, the chat history is stored in iCloud, and Android users rely on Google Drive.)
    It has been widely reported that law enforcement...
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