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Departing MI5 chief: Break chat app crypto for us, kthxbai

By Gareth Corfield 27 Feb 2020 at 17:02

British spies are once again stipulating that tech companies break their encryption so life is made easier for state-sponsored eavesdroppers. The head of the domestic spy agency, Sir Andrew Parker, demanded that companies such as Facebook compromise the security of their messaging products so spies could read off the contents of messages at will. Although Sir Andrew linked this need to serious crimes such...

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