Messaging service WhatsApp could soon be encrypting voice calls made through its platform, according to a recent report in The Guardian. That comes as Apple continues its fight against helping the government access an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terror attacks.
The Guardian, citing unnamed sources in its article Monday, also said that Google and SnapChat are planning to expand encryption on their platforms. The newspaper said WhatsApp could roll out its new encryption features within weeks.
The expectation that WhatsApp will encrypt voice calls follows the filing of legal briefs by WhatsApp parent Facebook, as well as Google and Microsoft, backing Apple in its resistance to the FBI's request for access to the iPhone.