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Chennai-based KPost says traceability is possible, wants to be impleaded in WhatsApp case

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Claiming that tracing the origin of message is technically possible, Chennai-based KPost Software wants to be impleaded in the ongoing WhatsApp traceability case in the Madras High Court. KPost says that its communication platform can "trace the origin of complete string of forwarded messages". KPost claims that it can give a technical explanation for how traceability can be enabled; they have submitted the proof (given below) for this to the court: "If required, we can trace the origin of communication without much difficulty," KPost told MediaNama. "We believe this is the need-of-the-hour very much. Otherwise, it will create total chaos.” It says that traceability can be done in chronological order, with timestamp, irrespective of whether the subscribed user deletes the message or not. The company's application also suggests that it stores deleted messages, or at least their metadata, indefinitely. MediaNama has reached out to KPost for clarification. KPost's founder-director Sarath Kakumanu had filed for impleadment on September 12. It claims to offer end-to-end encrypted messaging services for individuals and businesses. It operates two apps, KPost and KPost SMACC (for small business), which are available on App Store and Google Play Store. KPost has fewer than 100 downloads on Google Play Store, and KPost SMACC has fewer than 1000. Google Play Store says that both apps are in development stage and “may be unstable”. They're currently available in India, UK, China and Singapore. KPost told MediaNama that their app is “fully developed, some of its features are awaiting Patent, Trademark approvals and it is under testing and is likely…

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