WhatsApp could be banned under new surveillance plans

Is the information age unleashing the Panopticon or unlocking the Doors of Perception?
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Gutenberg
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WhatsApp could be banned under new surveillance plans

Post by Gutenberg » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:21 am

UK government could ban encrypted communications with new surveillance powers

"Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, is calling for new surveillance powers in the wake of the recent shootings in Paris. Speaking at a public event in the UK this morning, Cameron outlined the government’s stance on secure communications that can’t be read by police or government agencies..."
Read more: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/12/75330 ... encryption

Gutenberg
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Re: WhatsApp could be banned under new surveillance plans

Post by Gutenberg » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:28 am

This article goes into more detail:
UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them
In wake of Paris attacks, David Cameron targets encrypted communication services.
read more: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015 ... -ban-them/


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In other words, how do politicians like Cameron respond when Freedom of Speech is attacked? By arguing for even more surveillance, something which in the long run is bound to lead to self-censure. This is most likely something they've wanted to implement for a long time, the recent attacks in France are just a convenient pretext...

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