Britain wants to ban services like WhatsApp and iMessage
British Prime Minister David Cameron calls for stronger surveillance measures after the recent attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, writes The Verge. During a public event in the UK yesterday, Cameron outlined the government’s position to secure communication channels that the police and government agencies can not read. “Do we want to allow our party methods of communication that we can not read?” Asks Cameron by comparing letters and phones with encrypted communication, which is used online. He added that “should” to allow methods that people can communicate in secret internet.
Cameron’s comments raise questions about whether the British government would not try to limit popular services like WhatsApp and iMessage, which encrypted communication to prevent eavesdropping. The Independent notes that such services would be prohibited or restricted in future arrangements for monitoring.
These statements come after a failed attempt by the Cameron government to prohibit entirely online porn. An interesting contrast to the current words of Cameron ordered by him destroy the hard drives of The Guardian, which contained leaked by Edward Snowden data on government eavesdropping. Cameron gets support from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who said over the weekend that “not particularly interested in those things about civil liberties, with regard to e-mails and mobile phone calls these people”. In his interview for Sky News he adds that “if they are a threat to our society, you want to listen properly.”http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2015/01/14/britain-wants-to-ban-services-like-whatsapp-and-imessage/https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/sz_whatsapp.jpg?fit=640%2C440https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/sz_whatsapp.jpg?resize=150%2C150TECH NEWSWhatsAppBritish Prime Minister David Cameron calls for stronger surveillance measures after the recent attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, writes The Verge. During a public event in the UK yesterday, Cameron outlined the government's position to secure communication channels that the police and government agencies can...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!