Apple and the FBI are in the middle of a court case on encryption and now it looks like the next target for the Justice Department is popular messaging app WhatsApp.
According to a recent report by the New York Times, the Justice Department are considering going after WhatsApp which is owned by Facebook.
A decision has apparently not been made as yet on whether the Justice Department will take WhatsApp to court over encryption, it is relating to a case where a Federal Judge has approved a wiretap but the investigators are unable to execute the wiretap because of the encryption on the messaging app.
Both the Justice Department and WhatsApp have declined to comment on the case, although considering Facebook stance on the Apple vs FBI case, where they are supporting Apple, we would expect Facebook and WhatsApp to fight any case relating to encryption on their messaging platform.
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