US Government plans unhackable alternative to WhatsApp


It is unclear whether this means the proposed service is for consumers’ use, but other US government technologies have found their way into the public’s hands.US Government plans unhackable alternative to WhatsApp.
Darpa was crucial to the development of the Arpanet, a precursor to the internet, and the anonymous internet network known as the dark web was developed by the US Navy.


Darpa’s notice requests an encrypted service using a decentralised ledger – a universal record of all activities on a service maintained by users, which prevents tampering with the system.Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rely on these ledgers.

“Executives could rest assured that their logistics system is efficient, timely and safe from hackers,” the notice says.It also demands features such as self-destructing messages, or those that can be seen only once, and protocols that will prevent unauthorised access to previous messages.

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.