end-to-end encryption


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end-to-end encryption

[¦end·tü¦end in′krip·shən]
(communications)
Encryption of a message at its point of origination so that it travels in encrypted form all the way to its destination.

end-to-end encryption

Continuous protection of the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information by encrypting it at the origin and decrypting at its destination. For example, a virtual private network (VPN) uses end-to-end encryption. Contrast with link encryption.
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However WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption has been questioned by authorities.
WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption designed to make certain only senders and recipients can see what is in messages.
The discovery of end-to-end encryption in Twitter's direct messages also arrives just a week after the company (http://ibtimes.com/twitter-urges-all-users-change-password-2677991) urged all of its users to change their passwords.
Washington [United States], May 8 ( ANI ): Twitter is reportedly testing a new feature on its Android app that makes messaging secure with end-to-end encryption.
In a statement to The Verge this week, a Google spokesperson confirmed that the new service will not use end-to-end encryption and that Google is "pausing investment" in its existing mobile messaging app "Allo" which has an option for end-to-end encryption.
"We do not understand why it is necessary for WhatsApp and Telegram to have end-to-end encryption."
A team of German cryptographers claims to have discovered flaws in WhatsApp Group chats despite the end-to-end encryption technology the instant messaging platform uses.
"We see on a daily basis that this end-to-end encryption protects peadophiles, it protects organised crime too, but it is very disturbing in my job when I know that we know two peadophiles are talking and we think they are doing something about snatching a child but we don't know and we can't get into these communications," Wallace said.
Along with end-to-end encryption, contact centers need to keep network security up-to-date to address growing concerns regarding the network's ability to support the large number of connected devices (IoT) that exist in our healthcare industry today.
Calls for backdoors to be placed within popular peer-to-peer messaging applications that use end-to-end encryption, or for these apps to be banned, have become almost a ritual in the wake of terrorist attacks in the West.
The application embeds military-grade, end-to-end encryption directly into emails with an easy-to-navigate, intuitive design.

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