Did You Know There Was A Petition In SC Demanding A Ban On WhatsApp? Here’s What Happened To It

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking a ban on popular instant messaging app – WhatsApp.

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The petitioner, Haryana-based RTI activist Sudhir Yadav had approached the court seeking a ban on services like WhatsApp on the ground that the recently introduced end-to-end encryption posed a challenge to national security.

“Even if WhatsApp was asked to break through an individual’s message to hand over the data to the government, it too would fail as it does not have the decryption keys either,” Yadav said in his petition.

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“In order to decrypt any message on WhatsApp, one would need a whopping 115,792,089,237,316,195,423,570,985,008,687,907,853,269,984,665,640,564,039,457,584,007,913,129,639,935 key combinations, which is almost impossible for even a super computer,” it added.

Dismissing the plea, the court said the petitioner can approach the government or telecom authorities for the same.

Many messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber and Hike had recently

 

Ever since the feature was introduced there were reports that the move could run into legal trouble.

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