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 […]

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 […]

Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. “There should be no place for terrorists to hide,” said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaking on […]