28 Aug Backed Up Messages on Google Drive Not Protected by Encryption, WhatsApp Warns
WhatsApp recently informed its users that messages that they back up to Google Drive will not be protected by end-to-end encryption that the messaging platform offers.
According to a post on the website of the Facebook-owned app, it is the cloud provider’s responsibility to protect the messages backed up on their storage.
It was noted that WhatsApp had been extra cautious about user data privacy and security in light of various scandals. The company recently refused a demand from the Indian government asking it to provide a way to track the origin of messages on its platform.