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Monday, November 16, 2015

UK Mandates Software Backdoor For Snooping

UK Law Mandates Software Backdoors, Jail for Disclosing Vulnerability

Graham Templeton | November 13, 2015

It’s the hottest trend in spooking: Take law-abiding citizens, usually business owners, and use the justice system to compel them into being your enthusiastic deputies. People pitch in by opening their doors, both physically and digitally, so the government can make use of any supposedly private user data they might have. The seeming enthusiasm of the collaboration comes from the fact that these same orders make it a crime to reveal the collaboration, so service providers must also actively deceive their own users about the true level of privacy they provide.


<more at; related links: (Tech and media firms join Twitter in key test of FBI gag orders. February 18, 2015) and (Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication. July 7, 2015)>

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