Whatsapp may likely be banned in India
Whatsapp was the most used mobile communication app in India and it was used by millions of users around the world which was owned Facebook. This most popular cross platform mobile application was being sweet by the RTI activist in India and its because WhatsApp was mostly used by the terrorist group. Couple of months ago, WhatsApp has released their 256 bit encryption for the WhatsApp application.
The primary purpose of the encryption was, the messages which you are chatting with friends and the messages which you are posting in your WhatsApp group will be encrypted. From the release of the encryption technology in the WhatsApp application whatsapp was mostly used by the terrorist groups.
Since the encryption Technology used in the WhatsApp cannot be broken down and it will take more time to break the encryption code to retrieve the message this RTI activist have filed a case in India to ban WhatsApp completely.
But first this RTI activist has approached the TRAI and ministry of Communications and IT for banning WhatsApp completely in India, but he didn’t get any reply from them, so he has filed a case against the WhatsApp for banning it completely.
According to this RTI activist, we need 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 to break the WhatsApp encryption. Since the RTI activist didn’t get any reply from the ministry of Communications he has filed a case in the supreme court and it was scheduled to hear under public interest litigation.
Starting from the release of the application, WhatsApp has faced numerous issues that concerns the privacy of India. Now a new issue was raised in India that deeply concerns the privacy that will Ban the WhatsApp application completely from India.
This case seems that it may go into the dustbin or Supreme Court may order the IT officials in the WhatsApp To handover the encryption key to the Indian authority’s. We shall wait and see what happens to the WhatsApp application in the near future