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Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

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Re: Heh

It does not restrict the use of encryption. What it effectively prohibits is the provision of encryption by carriers. So customers just have to get their encryption from somewhere else.

This has been the position in New Zealand, for example, for some time. As a tool for nobbling local companies competing in the data security space, it'll probably work a treat. As a way of stopping the use of strong encryption, not so much.

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