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British Home Secretary Priti Patel has had encryption in her sights.

Current and former Facebook execs say reports WhatsApp will hand encrypted messages to UK police are wrong

It's unlikely UK courts will suddenly have access to end-to-end encrypted messages.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel hosted a meeting of the Five Eyes nations.

WhatsApp faces international pressure to hand over access to encrypted chats

The UK hosted the "Five Eyes" nations for a security summit, and encrypted messaging apps was discussed by the officials present.
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian at Google Cloud Next 2019

Google kept unencrypted, plaintext copies of some G suite business customer passwords on its servers for more than ten years

The implementation error causing the issue happened 2005 and according to TechCrunch, wasn't discovered until April of this year.
A still from Apple's ad about iMessage encryption.

Apple’s latest ad emphasizes how the iPhone keeps your text conversations private, subtly digging at companies like Facebook and Google

Apple has released a new privacy ad as companies like Google and Facebook come under increased scrutiny regarding their data collection practices.
Local residents wait to return to their homes near the scene of the investigation of an SUV where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, on December 3, 2015.

Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a ‘very rigged case,’ and he wishes it went to court

"I have personally never seen the government apparatus move against a company like it did here in a very dishonest manner," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
Diego Dzodan, former Facebook VP for Latin America.

Mark Zuckerberg used this story about a jailed Facebook executive to make a point about keeping your messages secret

In March 2016, Facebook's then-VP for Latin America, Diego Dzodan, was jailed for 24 hours for not handing over WhatsApp messages to Brazilian police.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it will move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages — and warns that some countries might decide to ban it

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to be a "privacy-focused communications platform" — despite all its privacy scandals.
Mark Zuckerberg

Some lawmakers are already raising concerns about Facebook’s plans to merge its messaging apps

Politicians are raising concerns around data privacy and anti-trust issues.
Vint Cerf, one of the "fathers" of the internet, says the network had two big flaws when it launched.

The internet’s ‘father’ says it was born with two big flaws

Vint Cerf, now Google's chief internet evangelist, said he's not sure he would have fixed the problems if he had to do it all over again.

If you’re feeling less comfortable sharing photos to Facebook, here’s why you should try Apple’s solution instead

Compared to Facebook, Apple offers a more elegant and private solution to sharing photos with friends and family.