Oh wait. iMessage and other messaging apps soon to become illegal?

Oh wait. iMessage and other messaging apps soon to become illegal?
Apps like WhatsApp and iMessage are great because they have a level of encryption which cannot be “sniffed” or decrypted. Indeed, if you drink lots of tea and have a read of the Apple security guide, it clearly states the following…

Oh wait. iMessage and other messaging apps soon to become illegal?


Now – according to The Telegraph, this unbreakable encryption simply won’t be allowed under new laws. According to the newspaper…

Measures under the Investigatory Powers Bill will place in law a requirement on tech firms and service providers to be able to provide unencrypted communications to the police or spy agencies if requested through a warrant.

In a world fighting terrorists, this seems like a logical move. The security service need to be able to see exactly what is being said. However, it also means that the government can snoop into your message history if there’s reasonable cause.

Thoughts?

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