“Plans for Increased Internet Surveillance Revealed in Leaked Documents”
Here are a couple of bits from the article:
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.
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,” Jim Killock, executive director of Open Rights Group, said in an emailed statement to Newsweek .
I wonder what kind of pressures could be placed on MaidSafe. Will the government threaten MaidSafe, trying to get them to compromise the SAFE Network, and try to keep it all a secret? I don’t imagine this would go down well with MaidSafe.
I think, whatever happens, we’ll need many eyes on the code! Not to suggest MaidSafe would do anything dubious, but governments have many weapons!
Will there be a situation whereby, for legal reasons, MaidSafe as a company cannot release the code? It’d have to come from another party perhaps…