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January 13, 2015

UK Prime Minister looks to ban encrypted messaging apps


UK Prime Minister David Cameron has shown his support of banning encrypted messaging apps in the wake of the terrorist attacks in France. According to a new report, Cameron alluded that he would be all for banning encrypted communication apps, these apps could include WhatsApp, Snapchat and even Apple’s iMessage.

Here’s what The Independent had to say:

The Prime Minister said today that he would stop the use of methods of communication that cannot be read by the security services even if they have a warrant. But that could include popular chat and social apps that encrypt their data, such as WhatsApp.

Technology site Ars Technica quoted Cameron as saying:

“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.'”

There is no way of telling as of yet wether a ban on these services would be possible but the privacy battle is certainly heating again.

What’s your opinion on the matter? Let us know.

Via – Android Central

Sources: The Independent, Ars Technica

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