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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

Lyndon Hills 1

Hmm

And there was us making sure all hard drives / usb sticks etc are encrypted, so as not to fall foul of data protection laws!

It's already an offence not to decrypt material or provide keys if requested by the various law enforcement agencies. If the home secretary is going to sign off on a warrant anyway, why not just use this route? I guess the difference would be that you'd know you were being spied on then.

Still the 'number one government priority is to keep people safe'. If necessary by ensuring that we have no e-commerce to speak of, are the nation most likely to suffer from id-fraud, and live in a state reminiscent of East Germany under the Stasi.

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