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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

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.


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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