Apple, Google and others condemn UK plan to view encrypted chats

By apple, backdoor, Business, encryption, engadget, gchq, ghost protocol, google, Internet, message, Microsoft, Mobile, politics, privacy, Security, services, tomorrow, Whatsapp

Major players within the tech industry have long-opposed the idea of government access to users’ messages and chat conversations — now they’re continuing the fight with an open letter to GCHQ (the UK’s government communication headquarters) lambasti…

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European Court rules UK surveillance program violated human rights

By amnestyinternational, edwardsnowden, engadget, european court, gchq, gear, masssurveillance, mi5, mi6, politics, Security, spying, surveillance

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is the latest to deem the UK government’s mass surveillance program unlawful. Judges ruled the “bulk interception regime” violated the right to privacy and freedom of expression. It said there was “insufficie…

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