Former MI5 chief says UK government should not weaken encryption

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The UK government has made no secret of its desire to exert greater control over the internet, and home secretary Amber Rudd has gone as far as suggesting that encryption should be weakened — and backdoors should be included in software — to make it easier to carry out surveillance on terrorists. Lord Jonathan Evans, the former chief of MI5 in the UK, acknowledged that encryption had got in the way of monitoring communication between extremists, but said this should not be used as an excuse to weaken security. See also: UK Home Secretary supports back doors while claiming ‘real… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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