WhatsApp WARNING – Tories want to READ your messages, and think you don’t care : Express.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said “real people” aren’t bothered about encryption

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said “real people” aren’t bothered about encryption
The Government should be able to read people’s text messages, Amber Rudd has claimed.

The Home Secretary has argued the UK Government should be able to – on occasion – break security features that keep messages hidden from everyone except the intended recipient.

WhatsApp, iMessage and Telegram all use end-to-end encryption to keep text messages, photos, videos, documents, and more, hidden from Governments and hackers.

End-to-end encryption means your message is scrambled before it is sent – and only the sender and recipient have access to the special key needed to unlock the scrambled data.

For additional protection, each message, video, photo you send has its own unique lock and key.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Amber Rudd said “real people” do not need such high levels of security, which she claims can hinder security services in their attempts to detect terrorist plots.

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Terrorists are using messaging apps to plan and co-ordinate attacks, she adds.

Read More : Express.

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