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Facebook, Google, WhatsApp to beef up data encryption

Facebook and Google are among the major tech players increasing their efforts to make sure your data is as secure as possible from prying eyes, including those of the US government.

Facebook already encrypts the messages of its WhatsApp instant messaging service. Now the social network is aiming to apply encryption to the service’s voice calls and group messages, the Guardian reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter. Facebook is also looking into enhancing the security of its Messenger chat tool.

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