The popular messaging apps have closed the hole that left users' accounts open to being taken over by hackers.
Encryption used by WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal is useless if devices are infected by spy tools.
Important milestone reached that protects more web users from eavesdropping and hackers.
U.S. 'no longer needs Apple's assistance' after someone provided the passcode to an iPhone that authorities wanted to view.
The U.S. has redoubled its efforts to use the courts to force Apple's cooperation in cracking encrypted iPhones.
The U.S. is continuing to push Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement circumvent encryption.
The case is the latest in the battle over privacy between the tech giant and law enforcement.
The decision to neither endorse nor oppose the legislation stems in part from ongoing divisions among various federal agencies over encryption.
WhatsApp introduces end-to-end encryption to protect users from hackers and "oppressive regimes."
The bureau may be allowed to withhold how it cracked an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr may introduce a bill that forces tech companies to cooperate with law enforcement.
The NSA whistleblower does not buy the idea that the FBI cannot crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
The companies will contest government arguments that the All Writs Act compels Apple to comply with its request.
"I'm not a believer in backdoors or a single technical approach. I don't think it's realistic."
"I don't think you will like what will come out of Congress," one Congressman tells Apple.
FBI Director James Comey admitted that "a mistake was made" in handling the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter in changing the password on his Apple ID the day after the shooting.
The Apple case has raised the issue of whether the tech giant gives foreign governments things it refuses to give to the FBI.
The roots of the current encryption debate go back a generation earlier, to the 1990s.
Apple's refusal to crack open an extremist's iPhone is a matter of principle—and market share.