We’re sure you were wondering what the “Encryption” Fiasco is all about. Fret not. We’re here to give you a detailed explanation of how exactly it’s going to change your life (or maybe not).
Let’s assume you’re in a relationship (assume because if you were in one, you’d not really give a shit about this), and you’ve been sending a lot of ‘intimate’ pictures of yours to her/him lately on WhatsApp (probably because you haven’t discovered Snapchat yet).
Now you hide this from your mother because of obvious desi reasons. However, one day mother decides to be really sneaky, and she opens your WhatsApp chatbox. She goes through your message, and the rest, including you, is history.
How do you avoid it? You add a lock-code. This way, nobody has access to your messages/phone except you. Even if your mother decides to be nosy again, she won’t really bother anymore because she knows nobody except you knows the lock-code. Hence, making your life easy and your sexting better.
So what’s the problem here?
The problem here is that your mother will not like this. She will have restless nights wondering what you’re up to. She will think you’ve been using the app to conspire against her. You may also start mis-using this new-found freedom and secrecy to date multiple girls/boys because you know nobody except you has access to this particular device. This might lead to a lot of issues (including herpes) and mis-trust. Hence, they’re still debating on how and why it shouldn’t be the way it is and leave some ‘backdoor’ installations that will weaken the security and allow them to track down “spies”.
That’s all that you’d want to know for now. Go ahead, enjoy your spy-free chats.