Tech giants condemn UK plan to view encrypted chats

Tech giants condemn UK plan to view encrypted chats

Some of the biggest names in tech have joined human rights groups and security researchers in condemning a British intelligence proposal that would allow law enforcement to spy on encrypted messages. In a nine-page open letter, the coalition including Apple, Google and Microsoft, said the proposal posed a serious threat to cyber-security and personal privacy.

Russell Daggett
Russell Daggett 1 year

Any compromise in encryption means the content is no longer properly encrypted. While I understand they say they want it to monitor terrorists, I think everyone knows they would never stop at using it for just terrorists related monitoring.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 year

Another back door into the social credit system.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Yet they admit to saving and giving up data to the FBI.

TakeThePill 1 year

This is exactly the type of shit Snowden blasted the US over, now Europe's apparently bold enough to start trying to do it above ground? You European citizens really fucked the pony with who you allowed to take over. Jesus.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 year

But they still enforce the none existence idea of hate speech. Hmmm, if your magical thinking leads you to the idea that there is such a thing as hate speech really what is to stopping you from breaking into secure channels and listening in, perhaps because it affects you and your business and is a decision out of your control. Don't trust big tech, especially the kind of big tech that are really advertising and marketing companies that have already broken privacy laws to create an industry all about trafficking, tracking and bundling your private information. Gday Platforms that DONT censor speech * Minds+mewe+pocketnet (FB alt) * Gabai (Twitter alt) * Bitchute + Dtube (Youtube alt) * Tutanota + Protonmail (email alt) * Wire + GNU Ring (skype alt) * subscribestar (Donation alt) * Startengine (Kickstarter alt) * peertube (DIY self host youtube stream style server) * Voat (Reddit alt) * Movim (Tumblr alt) * Pixelfed (Instagram alt)(one admin is an leftist) * @GetTogether ( alt) * (search alt) * OpenStreetmap - instead of Google maps * Linux - Win/MacOSX replacement * - Google Play Store ALT * Mumble - Discord ALT * Gitlab (Github alt) * spreadshirt - shirt merch alt * imgtc or tineye - free image upload site * Commento/Dissenter - Disqus Alternative Gday Platforms that censor speech List :- * Facebook * Twitter * Google & Youtube * TUMBLR * Pateron * Stripe * Paypal * Twitch * Spotify * Apple * Sony * pin interest * LinkedIn * Mailchimp * Wordpress * mastodon * azure * Mastercard * Godaddy * MEDIUM * Shopify * Cloudflare * pusher * WIKI * Reddit * teespring * Slack * coinbase * GOFUNDME * VISA * Square * Bitpay * ROKU * Netflix * Indiegogo * Disqus * VIMEO Please stop using Socialist Media Platforms that do not support Free Speech. If you don’t want to live in a communist society then you will have to stop using the Communist Service companies and their authoritarian spyware. Your choice. Your freedom for their service. Is it really worth it? Is cutting out your tongue out worth the convenience of being able to hand your money and privacy over to these authoritarian socialist organizations, with greater ease, a good idea; I think not.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

The reason they are doing this is not to protect the end user. It’s to protect their code.

NPC #2
NPC #2 1 year

The UK is becoming more and more like Airstrip One every day.

Colin Scu11y
Colin Scu11y 1 year

Google caring about privacy? Thats rich coming from a company enticing you to put a bug into your home, just so you don't have to get up to turn the lights off.

GUYIVKS 1 year

so we have commercial socialists and fascists complaining to parliamentary socialists and fascists about behaving like socialists and fascists by trying to to have absolute control? hello pot meet kettle.

Timmeh, Little Loud
Timmeh, Little Loud 1 year

Is the as apposed to them doing it. Another set of hypocrites.

MT144 1 year

UK is a nightmarish totalitarian distopia hidden behind of facade of long decayed splendour of british empire. They want to leave the EU, I say good riddance.

Gunter-c137 1 year

so all the big players are upset except one..... facebook

MGTOW Man 1 year

The problem is that their definition of rerrorists includes, for the moment alt right conservatives (otherwise known as conservatives). Later they will include the left (Antifa, for example) and expand to the left from there. There want to spy on the common man. That society would be dystopian and would lead to civil war, sooner or later.

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