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Google: Introduces end-to-end encryption for Android Messages

Η Google stated that he would offer end-to-end encryption to all of them users Android, in an effort to strengthen it security of users' personal messages. Of course, that means that no one will be able to have access in users' messages (not even the authorities).

"End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and third parties, can read the content of the messages you send to other people", Said the Google executive, Drew Rowny.

This Google move is part of one upgrade from SMS to Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard, with additional features for images and videos.

End-to-end encryption will be available for people who communicate using Android devices.

As we said above, this decision aims to strengthen its secrecy security of Android users, but law enforcement authorities around the world have objections. Authorities say end-to-end encryption makes it difficult to investigate criminal cases. The Criminals can take advantage of strong encryption to communicate with their partners without fear of being seen by the conversations.

On the other hand, The activists have long advocated strong encryption, which prevents espionage of users both by cybercriminals and by governments.

End-to-end encryption is already available to popular services, As the WhatsApp (belonging to Facebook). However, Facebook has also been criticized for this move.

Last year, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, along with his British and Australian counterparts, urged Facebook abandon its encryption, claiming it creates obstacles to child abuse investigations.

However, human rights defenders argue that the lack of encryption to facilitate the authorities could seriously damage privacy and privacy. safety of all Internet users, creating holes that could be exploited even by cyber criminals.

Source: Security Week


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