Instant messaging application WhatsApp on Thursday clarified that messages shared on the platform are end-to-end encrypted and can be seen only by the sender and receiver and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp, NDTV reported. The company said that people sign up on the platform using only a phone number, and reiterated that WhatsApp does not have access to the content of messages.
The clarification came amid a spate of leaked chats of Bollywood actors that are being investigated by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The agency, which is looking into the drug abuse angle in the actor’s death, has registered a first information report suo moto with the target of “uprooting the drug citadel in Bollywood”.
So far 19 persons have been arrested in the case, including actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty….