‘WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting end-to-end encryption’

Today's Latest

India is the fastest growing market in the world for paper

New Delhi Sept 18 (ANI/NewsVoir): With a growth rate of 6-7 per cent, India is the fastest growing...

Cabinet approves blanket ban on e-cigarettes

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with...

Vande Bharat train will debut this Navaratri season

New Delhi (India), Sept 18 (ANI): Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal on Wednesday informed that the trial run...

Popular Today

Huawei’s Kirin 990 chip to be available in India soon

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Heating up the Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipset space, Huawei Consumer Business Group on Tuesday announced...

India is the fastest growing market in the world for paper

New Delhi Sept 18 (ANI/NewsVoir): With a growth rate of 6-7 per cent, India is the fastest growing...

Manoj Bajpayee waited patiently for right web show to debut

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee is set to make his digital debut with the upcoming web...
India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

'WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting end-to-end encryption'New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on Wednesday stressed that the issue can be easily resolved without diluting end-to-end encryption and affecting the privacy of users.

“If WhatsApp says it is not technically possible to show the originator of the message, I can show that it is possible,” said V. Kamakoti, while delivering a lecture at Indian Council of World Affairs here.

- Advertisement -

“When a message is sent from WhatsApp, the identity of the originator can also be revealed along with the message. So the message and the identity of the creator can be seen only by the recipient. When that recipient forwards the message, his/her identity can be revealed to the next recipient,” he said, adding that as per court ruling, those who forward a harmful message can also be held responsible in certain cases.

“In this way, you do not need to break end-to-end encryption and infringe the privacy of anyone and yet make the messages traceable when the investigating agencies want to find out. And this is what we have projected to WhatsApp,” he said.

India started pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages after several lynching cases last year were linked to rumours spread on the messaging service.

WhatsApp has maintained that allowing traceability will dilute its end-to-end encryption which ensures that only the sender of the message and the recipient can see the message – not even WhatsApp itself.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Human progress will be incomplete without innovative zeal: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya on his...

Cabinet approves blanket ban on e-cigarettes

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of its manufacturing,...

Vande Bharat train will debut this Navaratri season

New Delhi (India), Sept 18 (ANI): Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal on Wednesday informed that the trial run for Vande Bharat Express between...

People in India trust Army the most and polticians the least

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Over 70 per cent of Indians in urban areas find the armed forces the most trustworthy profession, while a majority...

Innovation at best: Researchers from IIT generate power from textiles

Kharagpur/Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a unique approach of generating electricity from clothes drying in natural ambience, which is otherwise...

More Articles Like This