Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a […]

More political headbanging on encryption threatens privacy – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The UK’s Home Secretary has yet again cranked up the pressure on messaging giants over use of end-to-end encryption to secure communications sent via popular services like WhatsApp — implying she would […]

FBI director Comey backs new Feinstein push for decrypt bill – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Answering questions at a Senate oversight committee hearing this morning, FBI Director James Comey has hinted at growing consensus between technology companies and intelligence agencies over the controversial issue of how to access encrypted data. He also […]

French presidential candidate Macron talks tough on tech firms over terrorism – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platforms enable the spread of […]

Europe’s justice ministers unsure on whether to push for decrypt law – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch European justice and home affairs ministers are putting their heads together to try to decide on a collective response to Internet companies’ use of strong encryption. And, ultimately, whether to push for legislation requiring […]