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UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he値l ban them


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:16 PM

 

David Cameron, the British Prime minister, is one-upping his Western allies when it comes to anti-encryption propaganda. Ahead of national elections in May, Cameron said that if re-elected, he would seek to ban encrypted online messaging apps unless the UK government is given backdoors.

"Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn't possible to read?" Cameron said Monday while campaigning, in reference to apps such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, and other encrypted services. "My answer to that question is: 'No, we must not.'"

 

 

 

UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them

 

 

Good luck with that Mr Prime minister.


Edited by NickAu, 12 January 2015 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:40 AM

Spying on the UK population? Good game Mr. Prime Minister.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:21 PM

Hey! The NSA is doing it, without remorse, so I guess it's OK...  :lol:  :P 

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:14 PM

But I thought that the UK security services had said that generally they were satisfied with access to the meta-data, which ISPs are required to keep.

 

I won't say any more on this subject, or I would have to move it to the Speakeasy !

 

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