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David Cameron: No Safe Space From Government Snooping

“David Cameron was replying in the House of Commons on Monday to a question from the Conservative MP David Bellingham, who asked him whether he agreed that the “time has come for companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter to accept and understand that their current privacy policies are completely unsustainable?” To which Cameron replied: “we must look at all the new media being produced and ensure that, in every case, we are able, in extremis and on the signature of a warrant, to get to the bottom of what is going on.”

Glyn Moody

How can this be achieved without implementing backdoors in every type of encryption on messaging platforms? iMessage is great example of an everyday service that’s encrypted end-to-end1, with no way for Apple to decrypt the messages in transit or on device.

It’s simply not possible to achieve what the Conservative government want without building backdoors into encryption. And building backdoors for one group means building backdoors for everyone.

  1. Read the iMessage section of the iOS Security Guide↩︎