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UK PM David Cameron Targets Whatsapp and Other Messaging Services

News by admin on Tuesday January 13, 2015.

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The fall out of the atrocious terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France has reached the mobile space with British Prime Minister David Cameron taking aim at messaging services such as Whatsapp. He says that encrypted messaging services should be blocked because they do not allow authorities to read them if they need to.

Services such as Whatsapp are anonymous to everyone apart from the sender and the receiver, making them valuable tools for those possibly coordinating such attacks.

"Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn't possible to read? My answer to that question is: No, we must not," declared David Cameron.

It's obviously nonsense rhetoric on Cameron's part and he is just targeting one part of what was an extensive operation to kill numerous people. Perhaps cars should be banned as they aided the attacks? I understand his position that messaging services cannot be accessed by authorities, but do not expect these services to be banned anytime soon.

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