With the advent of smartphones and communication apps, the face of communication has changed forever. WhatsApp especially has become the most popular text messaging app among the youths and even the seniors. However, this rampant popularity has irked the United Kingdom, which is readying itself to ban the insta messaging tools like WhatsApp, iMessage and Snap Chat.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron and his government led by the Conservative Party have been mulling over banning these popular communication apps, primarily for the reason that most of the messages shared on these apps are in code languages which are not easily understandable by everyone and especially the security officials. Realizing that such messages will have dire consequences, the UK is readying a new law to ban these apps.
Meanwhile in India, there are no restrictions on WhatsApp or any such communication apps and WhatsApp has more than 7 crore users across the country by late 2014. According to a recent survey, 3,47,222 WhatsApp messages are being shared across the world per second and 27% of selfies published on the internet are first shared on WhatsApp.