END-TO-END ENCRYPTION Posts on XDA

Meta isn’t ready to E2E encrypt your Facebook and Instagram messages by default just yet

Meta -- the company behind Facebook and Instagram -- has shared an update regarding its end-to-end (E2E) encryption plans. The company had promised that it would E2E encrypt Facebook and Instagram messages by default during 2022. Now it has pushed this deadline till "sometime in 2023" -- a year later. Meta already E2E encrypts WhatsApp messages...

Google Fi rolls out end-to-end encryption for phone calls between Fi users

Google Fi, launched back in 2015, is an MVNO telecom service by Google, providing calls, SMS, and data services through networks operated by T-Mobile and US Cellular in the USA. It has a few headline features that separate it from the rest of the crowd, but it's more or less just another mobile network. However,...

Facebook explains how WhatsApp’s end-to-end encrypted backups work

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has offered end-to-end encrypted messaging for quite a while now, though that additional security hasn't applied to backups in the past. It doesn't apply to media either, and you're reliant on the encryption services offered by the cloud provider that you back up to. Those cloud providers can also decrypt them should the...

End-to-end encrypted messaging is now available for more users in Google Messages

Google began rolling out end-to-end encryption at the end of last year for select Google Messages beta users who have enabled Chat, Google's implementation of RCS. End-to-end encryption ensures that conversations stay encrypted from when they leave your smartphone, to when they arrive at the other end. There is no server-side decryption, meaning that data...

Instagram continues work on end-to-end encrypted chats, Collab sticker, and more

Instagram has been working on several new features, including Clubhouse-like audio rooms, end-to-end encryption in chats, a Collab sticker, and more, over the last few months. We have already seen mentions of these under-development features in previous leaks, which have given us a good idea of what they may look like upon release. Now, app...

Instagram prepares for Clubhouse-like audio rooms and end-to-end encryption in chats

The recent surge in Clubhouse's popularity shows voice-based interactions are the future of social networking. Clubhouse is currently limited to iOS and you can only access it if another user invites you. Seeing this as a potential opportunity, social media giants including Facebook and Twitter are working on their own adaptations for a wider audience....

Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for video doorbells and security cameras

Ring has announced the rollout of end-to-end encryption (E2EE), first revealed in Fall 2020, for a selection of its products, as it tries to bolster confidence in its security credentials. The Amazon-owned smart security brand has raised more than a few eyebrows with its policies in recent years and will be hoping to bridge the...

[Update: Free Users in July] Zoom end-to-end encryption won’t be available to free users

It's no secret that Zoom is having its moment in the spotlight. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on countless companies, video calling apps have seen an influx of users. In a few short months, Zoom has become nearly synonymous with video calling. All of this attention has not come without its fair share...

Trump administration officials allegedly met to discuss banning end-to-end encryption

Online privacy is one of the essential rights that has arisen in the era of the internet. Things like end-to-end encryption play a big role in ensuring you stay safe during your time on the internet, yet we often take for granted as they're baked right into some of the apps we use daily. WhatsApp...

Capillary is an open source library to help developers implement end-to-end encryption for push notifications

If you're a developer that implements push notifications in your app and you or your users care about data privacy, then it's important that you transmit these push messages securely. For those of you who are already into data security, then implementing strong encryption measures is a no-brainer. For others, it's a difficult feature to implement....