WhatsApp could abandon UK if government bans E2E encryption

Security experts have warned the Government against weakening encryption

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WhatsApp willing to cease operations in the UK than compromising encryption standards
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WhatsApp willing to cease operations in the UK than compromising encryption standards

Meta-owned WhatsApp is willing to see its messaging app blocked in the UK rather than weaken its encryption.

Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp at Meta, told The Telegraph that if the Government's new Online Safety Bill compels the firm to stop end-to-end (e2e) encryption, it may have no choice but to shut d...

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