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Stand-off over messaging app is latest front in tech fight

WhatsApp issue will provide new angle in US govt's dispute with Silicon Valley over encryption, security and privacy

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In the last year, WhatsApp has been adding encryption to the conversations it enables, making it impossible for the Justice Department to read or eavesdrop, even with a judge's wiretap order.

Washington

WHILE the Justice Department wages a public fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone, government officials are privately debating how to resolve a prolonged stand-off with another technology company, WhatsApp, over access to its popular instant messaging application,

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