Encryption has been optional since 2011, but Android L, due out later this year, will include activation procedures for automatic encryption.
At the hacker conference Black Hat, Yahoo's new security honcho promises that Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end in 2015.
Google pressures email providers to step up encryption of mail sent between servers as it debuts End-to-End, a Chrome extension that promises the first streamlined use of PGP in webmail.
The Android version of the messaging app no longer sends images and videos without encryption protection, and an iOS fix has been submitted, the company says.
Open WhisperSystems' TextSecure update takes some cues from WhatsApp's functionality, but more importantly it frees messaging from traditional SMS networks while still sending messages between phones.
Snapchat expands into mobile payments and Uber is under fire after an executive suggests taking revenge on journalists. On the bright side, WhatsApp is boosting security with end-to-end encryption.
BlackBerry to offer end-to-end encryption for Samsung's Knox software, in an unlikely partnership between competitors.
Snapchat expands into mobile payments, and Uber is under fire after an executive suggests taking revenge on journalists. On the bright side, WhatsApp is boosting security with end-to-end encryption.
The Korean messaging app promises to reduce how long messages are stored and to add end-to-end encryption in an effort to appease worried users.
BlackBerry's BES 12 brings secure group collaboration and two-factor authentication to BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices.