The U.K. government plans to ask for powers allowing intelligence agencies to spy on people in real-time by introducing encryption ‘back doors’ to communications firms, according to leaked documents.
Privacy advocacy organization Open Rights Group obtained a leaked copy of the government’s draft technical capability notices (TCNs) regulation, which it has published in full on its website.
Under the proposals, all communications companies—including internet providers, messaging apps and phone networks—would be forced to provide police with real-time access to a person’s web browsing with one day’s notice.
“These powers could be directed at companies like WhatsApp to limit their encryption… but if the powers are exercised, this will be done in secret,”…
Assurance is a feature?.. Talk of canary not needed in the past; I don’t know, what else can be done beyond just noting the open source nature of SAFE and the error in the approach that conservative thinking takes.
When voting perhaps consider that Conservatives are not naturally on the side of democracy; privacy; security; freedom… they seem to know only how to perpetuate problems and compound them!