David Cameron has said that if he is re-elected, apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat will be banned, unless security services are allowed full access.
Yup, that’s right. The Prime Minister wants to read what you’re sending to your mates. But we already knew that.
Following the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo last week, Cameron has pledged ‘anti-terror’ laws should he be re-elected. He essentially wants to ban all end-to-end encryption messages, which is the technology that protects online communications. Apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat, FaceTime and iMessage would all come under this category. But so would online banking and internet shopping, which is part of the reason many experts think that the idea is rubbish.
Admittedly, the security services would be targeting terror suspects, but in order to find out who these suspects are, they would look through everybody’s stuff to look for hints of terrorism.
In other words, they can use terrorism to pretty much spy on everyone and anyone. Or are we being too illuminati here?