government surveillance

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2015
UK to ban messaging applications under a new law

In the UK hard times for messaging applications like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the Investigatory Powers Bill, probably will pass in Autumn. We have already discussed the plan of the UK Government to ban principal messaging applications for security reason, the authorities fear that they could be exploited by terrorist groups as a communication channel. Early this […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2015
British Prime Minister wants to ban Online Messaging Apps including WhatsApp

Prime Minister Cameron said that the UK would pursue banning encrypted messaging apps if the Intelligence was not given access to the communications. At this historical moment, governments are facing increasingly dangerous cyber threats, but their activities are hampered by the large diffusion of encryption mechanisms. Following the Snowden‘s revelations, several IT firms like Google and Apple are […]