Wednesday, January 14, 2015

UK Considering Banning Strong Encryption

NYT: "British Prime Minister Suggests Banning Some Online Messaging Apps".

From the article:
Popular messaging services like Snapchat and WhatsApp are in the cross hairs in Britain.That was the message delivered on Monday by Prime Minister David Cameron, who said he would pursue banning encrypted messaging services if Britain’s intelligence services were not given access to the communications.

The statement comes as many European politicians are demanding that Internet companies like Google and Facebook provide greater information about people’s online activities after several recent terrorist threats, including the attacks in Paris.
Related: "UK's Cameron won’t 'allow' strong encryption of communications".  And "For Political Leaders, More Surveillance Is Always the Answer".

My dissenting piece on PJ Media from last month: "Should You Have to Speak with Others in a Way the Government Can Understand?"