We all know that Apple is currently fighting with the US government over encryption. Some of the other major tech company which includes Facebook, Google and Snapchat are working on their own increased privacy technology to secure there users data.
Also, Facebook’s messaging app “Whatsapp” is also planning to to expand its secure messaging service so that voice calls are also encrypted, in addition to its existing privacy features. Whatsapp is one of the most used messaging app, It is used by one billion monthly users.
Snapchat is also currently working on ways to increase security for its users. Mainly securing the chat part.
Tech giant – Google is exploring extra uses for the technology behind a long-in-the-works encrypted email project. Google announced a project called End to End, which would make it easier to send encrypted emails in such a way that only the sender and recipient could decode them. The project, once a collaboration with Yahoo, has been slow-going.
Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter have all signed on to legal briefs supporting Apple in its court case. At the same time, some of the companies have shown an increased willingness to help the government in its efforts to fight the spread of Islamic extremist propaganda online.
On the other hand, Two senators of US, The Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and the Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina, say they have written draft legislation that would create penalties for companies that aren’t able to provide readable user data to authorities.
Barack Obama also told that some company’s are going to far. On 11 March at the SXSW technology conference Barack Obama told “If government can’t get in, then everyone’s walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket, right?”