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Google, WhatsApp, and Apple slam GCHQ proposal to snoop on encrypted chats

By Jon Porter 30 May 2019 at 11:05

A group of 47 companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp have strongly criticized a proposal by the UK intelligence agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages. In an open letter published on Lawfare the companies say that the plans would undermine security, threaten trust in encrypted messaging services, and ultimately endanger citizens’ right to privacy and free expression.

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