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What is end-to-end encryption?


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Compared to encryption using a server, end-to-end encryption ensures that the only people who can read a message are the sender and the recipient. How does it work? (Carlo Pisani, swissinfo.ch)

Compared with the most widely used type of encryption using a server, end-to-end encryption ensures that the only people who read a message are the sender and the receiver. This is possible because with end-to-end encryption, data is encrypted with separate keys that are not stored on the server but on the client’s device.

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