British prime minister exposes his disdain for privacy

Jane Ruffino: British prime minister David Cameron’s call for governments to have wider access to encrypted communications exposes his disdain for privacy. We should be very concerned

17th January, 2015

We’re so used to leaders demanding privacy restrictions that I think a lot of people breezed over the call from British prime minister David Cameron last week, to make it possible for governments to access all communications, including those that use end-to-end encryption. What he wants would put users in a bind, companies in a perilous position, and Britain’s tech industry out of business. He dropped the term “in extremis” into his speech multiple times,...

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