In light of the shootings in Paris #PrayforParis, David Cameron has unveiled new plans if re-elected (I would oppose this but lets not get into politics) to ban anything encrypted and any methods of communication that can’t be security without a warrant these included the favourites: Whats App, iMessage and SnapChat.
Prime minister said “in our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which […] we cannot read?” But we also have to ask “in our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which […] they can read?” It is understandable why David Cameron would propose this as a way to lower risks in the future so events like the Paris shooting doesn’t recur or if it was to happen it would be easier to access conversations between any suspects etc.
As usual social media users quickly voiced their opinions on loosing our favourite apps and messaging service and the unpopular Prime Minister, see below
And to fuel the fire questions crop up like are we already under enough surveillance? And is this just yet ANOTHER way for the government to watch us? I know it all sounds like paranoia and conspiracy but we are not all strangers to the concept ‘Big Brother Is Watching You?’ (the first topic when we started) or for more information visit http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/
I’m personally torn on the intentions of Cameron wants to ban these apps and would dearly miss Whats App and Snap Chat and would like to end with on this note:
Vote for Cameron. Say goodbye to our favourite apps!