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WhatsApp helping terrorists, ban it, apex court told

Intercepting encrypted messages is very tough, a problem probing agencies admit they are facing.

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Publish Date: Jun 24 2016 9:28AM | Updated Date: Jun 24 2016 9:28AM

WhatsApp helping terrorists, ban it, apex court told

Can messaging apps like Viber, WhatsApp, Viber be banned, due to security reasons? Supreme Court will examine the issue after a Public Interest Litigation filed by RTI activist Sudhir Yadav.

 
In his petition, Yadav said that these messaging apps were helping terrorists and other criminals by encrypting the messages, an NDTV report has said.
 
Intercepting such encrypted messages is very tough, a problem probing agencies on trail of terrorists admit they are facing.
 
Therefore apps like Whatsapp, Viber, Telegram, Hike and Signal and others are a threat to national security and should be banned, the petition said.
 
Apex court will hear the matter on June 29.