David Cameron wants to ban encryptions that government can't read

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Gedke, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Gedke

    Gedke Beta Testers

    David Cameron could block WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins the next election, as part of his plans for new surveillance powers announced in the wake of the shootings in Paris.

    He said: “In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which […] we cannot read?” He made the connection between encrypted communications tools and letters and phone conversations, both of which can be read by security services in extreme situations and with a warrant from the home secretary.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...ned-under-new-surveillance-plans-9973035.html
     
  2. Peachy

    Peachy Founders Staff Member

    Simple minded fool.
    I guess we better ban cars as they kill people also.
    Add butter knives as well to that list.

    Welcome to the Nanny State. Grab a pacifier and have a seat.
     
  3. Hansen

    Hansen Founders Staff Member

    You forgot to add usual currencies. Theyre used to kill millions of people. After banning them we can pop up with our alternative. ;-)
     
  4. cryptrader

    cryptrader Founders Staff Member

    "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

    Rahm Emanuel
     
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  5. Thomas

    Thomas Beta Testers

    I read somewhere that Cameron knows that this is never gonna pass and will be blocked by the House of Lords. He apparently only says this to catch right wing people.
    I agree with the opinion of Cameron in this thread. Most times I hear something about him it's some stupid anti-freedom demand.
     
  6. valladex

    valladex Beta Testers

    Cameron clearly models his political ideology on that of Hitler and Stalin, not that a ban will do anything but drive more people to TOR. As an afterthought, maybe he is bluffing, using whatsapp as an example of a bad communication platform helping terrorists, so more people use it and google hands the data over without question. iM SURE THE MAJORITY BELIEVE IT IS SECURE.
     
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  7. valladex

    valladex Beta Testers

    I would also like opinions on whether crypto currency will be banned..... get that fiat into the system now i think.
     
  8. Sharky

    Sharky Founders Staff Member

    It will pass. Internet censorship passed without problems (the so called porn filter).
     

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