[SAN FRANCISCO] The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its stand on the need for strong encryption...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company's iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six...

[WASHINGTON] Apple and the US government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over unlocking iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to...

[WASHINGTON] Facebook said on Tuesday it plans to move ahead with strong encryption for all its messaging applications, claiming that allowing law enforcement special access would end up being "a...

[WASHINGTON] US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray said on Friday that Facebook's proposal to encrypt its popular messaging programme would turn the platform into a "...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg defended on Thursday his decision to encrypt the company's messaging services, despite concerns about its impact on child...

[WASHINGTON] The United States and allies are seizing on Facebook's plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law...

COMMENTARY

THE discovery that hackers could snoop on WhatsApp should alert users of supposedly secure messaging apps to an uncomfortable truth: "End-to-end encryption" sounds nice - but if anyone can get...

FOUR global tech giants - Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon - will oppose an Australian law that would require them to provide access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal...