Facebook, Google And Whatsapp To Fortify User Data Security

Facebook, Google and WhatsApp to fortify user data security

As Apple battles the US government over encryption to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting in San Bernadino last year, top US companies Google, Facebook and Snapchat are expanding encryption of user data in their services, media reported.

According to The Guardian, while Whatsapp is set to roll out encryption for its voice calls in addition to its existing privacy features, Google is investigating “extra uses” for encryption in secure email. Social networking giant Facebook too is working on to better protect its Messenger service. The popular messaging service Snapchat is also seeing a more secure messaging system.