washingtonpost.com – WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant-messaging platform, has begun encrypting all its data by default, a move that privacy advocates say will aid dissidents and human rights activists seeking to protect their communications from governments and hackers alike. Open Whisper Systems, a group of software developers, said Tuesday it had partnered with Silicon Valley’s WhatsApp to build in end-to-end encryption that will make it impossible for foreign governments and U.

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