Obama Sides With Cameron In Encryption Fight

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Banning all encryption won't make us safer, no matter what David Cameron says | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | The Guardian
Obama Sides with Cameron in Encryption Fight - Digits - WSJ

Banning all encrypted communications is the end of privacy in the digital age. The world's governments, in typical fashion, are using the Paris terrorist attacks to justify even harsher state surveillance, even when there's no evidence the terrorists used encrypted communication at all.

Some forms of encryption are unbreakable, even by state intelligence agencies. Services such as Whatsapp use end-to-end encryption for messaging, which makes them virtually impossible to spy on. The ulterior purpose of this proposed legislation is not to stop criminals who will use encrypted/alternate methods of communication anyway, but to make trawling internet services for the private information of citizens even easier.
 

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