– Photo Credit Stan Honda/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Facebook’s WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is getting a security upgrade. WhatsApp messages on Android phones are now encrypted all the way through the transmission process and on their own servers using respected, open-source encryption techniques developed by Open Whisper Systems. iOS and other platforms are soon to follow. The partnership is a coup for Open Whisper Systems, which is an offshoot of Whisper Systems, a company that developed secure text-messaging and encrypted calling apps like TextSecure, RedPhone, Signal and Flock.


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