Under cyber attack, tech giants innovate

WhatsApp says its 1 billion messages are now encrypted end to end. USA TODAY tech editor Laura Mandaro explains what that means and whether your favorite messaging service has the same level of security. USA TODAY Due to cyber attacks, Facebook recently created a tool for its Messenger app that encodes messages from end-to-end.(Photo: Joerg Koch, AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Two of the largest U.S. technology firms rolled out products last week that reflect a new normal for those who operate important online networks. Now under attack “constantly” by cyber criminals, government agents and other hackers, companies are finding the best way to keep their users and customers safe on the Internet is to innovate. The new tools from Facebook and AT&T are designed to do just that in this heightened threat…


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