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Daily Dot: U.K. strikes another blow against privacy

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 14:58 -- Eva Prkachin

David Cameron wants to make encrypted chat apps illegal.

Article by Patrick Howell O'Neill for the Daily Dot

Popular encrypted communications like WhatsApp may be banned or forced to drastically change in the United Kingdom by Prime Minister David Cameron

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, Cameron argued that authorities must be able access the content of communications in order to investigate crime and terrorism.

The proposal is part of a push by Cameron to pass legislation known as “the snoopers’ charter” in order to “modernize” British law and give police the ability to eavesdrop on all communications when they deem it necessary, the Independent reports.

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