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Facebook Adding Optional Security to Protect WhatsApp Backups – Bloomberg Law


Facebook says it’s adding an extra, optional layer of security to protect backups stored on Google Drive or iCloud with end-to-end encryption for its WhatsApp messaging service.

  • Users can secure backup with either a password or 64-digit encryption key
  • Neither WhatsApp or the backup service provider will be able to read the backups or access the key required to unlock it

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