Monday, January 12, 2015

Britain's Cameron Wants To Ban Encrypted Communication

By Chris Rossini

After returning from the "Free Speech" rally in Paris, Britain's Prime Minister got back to work:

The New York Times:
Mr. Cameron, who has started to campaign ahead of a national election in Britain in May, said his government, if elected, would ban encrypted online communication tools that could potentially be used by terrorists if the country’s intelligence agencies were not given increased access...

“Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read?” Mr. Cameron said at an event on Monday, in reference to services like WhatsApp, Snapchat and other encrypted online applications. “My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not.’”...

“The attacks in Paris demonstrated the scale of the threat that we face and the need to have robust powers through our intelligence and security agencies in order to keep our people safe,” he added.
No electronic communication for anyone in Britain, unless British intelligence services are granted access to it.

Kind of like a panopticon for the Internet.

Well, it's nice to see that the "Free Speech" rally had its desired effect.

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