Has the UK lost its collective mind? Tom Whitehead reports:
Internet and social media companies will be banned from putting customer communications beyond their own reach under new laws to be unveiled on Wednesday.
Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill will place in law a requirement on tech firms and service providers to be able to provide unencrypted communications to the police or spy agencies if requested through a warrant.
Read more on The Telegraph.
So the UK is not going to ban encryption, because it’s desirable for some things, but they’re going to ban really good encryption, because it’s undesirable for some things.