Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 21:09 UTC
Internet & Networking

British re-elected prime-minister Cameron is continuing his life's mission of invading the British people's privacy and severely restricting their freedoms.

Internet and social media companies will be banned from putting customer communications beyond their own reach under new laws to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill will place in law a requirement on tech firms and service providers to be able to provide unencrypted communications to the police or spy agencies if requested through a warrant.

How on earth did you Brits manage to not only elect this dangerous man, but also re-elect him?

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 4th Nov 2015 14:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
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If a company offers unbreakable encryption for storage, they should provide a backdoor...

Well, then it isn't really "unbreakable encryption" is it? Wait to hackers figure out that backdoor - and they will! In that case, what is the point of encryption at all!!

I like my privacy. Just like everybody (banks etc) use sealed envelopes to post me something. It doesn't mean there is anything criminal to hide, it means to respect privacy. For me, encrypted communications and storage means the same thing... privacy.

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