UK threatens tech companies over message encryption ‘problem’

The UK government has once again threatened tech companies over development of message encryption tools, saying they should either cooperate with security and intelligence services to solve the “problem” or face stricter laws.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Monday that end-to-end encryption technologies used in messaging applications were working to the benefit of terrorists.

“We support its place in making sure that we have secure facilities in our daily lives,” Rudd told BBC.

“However, there is a problem in terms of the growth of end-to-end encryption. It’s a problem for the security services and for police who are not, under the normal way, under properly-warranted paths, able to access that information,” she added.

The home secretary, who has been holding meetings with tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and others, said the companies should “share more information with us.”

She specifically…

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