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(Encrypted messaging) Encrypted messaging has become a very difficult business. Despite their reach, it’s hard to make money from messaging apps. And their key service—encryption—is under constant attack from actors across the political spectrum

writes for The Strategist: Encrypted messaging has become a very difficult business. Despite their reach, it’s hard to make money from messaging apps. And their key service—encryption—is under constant attack from actors across the political spectrum. Authoritarian governments are furious because citizens are using encrypted messaging to organise dissent. In democratic countries, law enforcement agencies hate the way it facilitates criminal behavior of all kinds.

go to The Interpreter: WhatsApp and the right to encrypt | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)