When you use an app that doesn’t encrypt your messages, you are opening yourself up to hackers
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The US government is using a law passed earlier this year to force apps to encrypt their messages and users’ information.
“The goal is to keep our communication secure and protect against the spread of malware and other malicious threats,” the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said in a statement on Tuesday.
The US government says the bill would require companies to store user-generated content encrypted with strong crypto algorithms, as well as store all data that flows through a VPN service, such as email, chat and instant messaging.
This would give companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and others the ability to see the contents of your messages even when they’re encrypted, which is important because some of the data they keep may not be secure at all.
The law is part of a broader effort by US President Donald Trump to increase the security of his administration and to make it harder for foreign hackers to attack US government agencies.
Critics argue that encryption can weaken our systems and give hackers access to valuable information.
The US government is using a law passed earlier this year to force apps to encrypt their messages and users’…