UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

Minister Amber Rudd calls messaging encryption 'unacceptable', says security services must have access to that content.


The British government has said its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp to prevent violent crimes.
UK media reports have suggested that the man behind an attack in London last week sent an encrypted WhatsApp message moments before killing four people by ploughing his car into pedestrians and fatally stabbing a policeman.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday it was "completely unacceptable" that police and security services had not been able to crack the heavily encrypted service.

"You can't have a situation where you have terrorists talking to each other - where this terrorist sent a WhatsApp message - and it can't be accessed,"

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