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Old 20-01-16, 09:39 AM
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UK Government responds to Encryption petition

The UK Government has responded to an Encryption petition, saying that they are not seeking a ban on encryption or limiting the technology. They have also stated that they will not require an Encryption "back-door".



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Old 20-01-16, 09:48 AM
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The Government is clear we need to find a way to work with industry as technology develops to ensure that, with clear oversight and a robust legal framework, the police and intelligence agencies can, subject to a warrant which can only be issued using a strict authorization process where it is necessary and proportionate, access the content of communications of terrorists and criminals in order to resolve police investigations and prevent criminal acts.
aka still give us back doors, we'll only use it when we have the 'legal right' to do so. We promise.

Yeah, p**s off.
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Old 20-01-16, 06:41 PM
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aka still give us back doors, we'll only use it when we have the 'legal right' to do so. We promise.

Yeah, p**s off.
That's what every government says. It's not there job to police a virtual world unless it involves hacking/preventing hacks on there own servers or computers. There's a reason why there is an argument for both sides as you can make cases for either but I think the people who give government the power should have the final say
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aka still give us back doors, we'll only use it when we have the 'legal right' to do so. We promise.

Yeah, p**s off.
not necessarily. they could make it like a heavy felony to refuse to give up a key when a warrant is served. if the felony is large enough, no back door would be needed to catch criminals, when they can go to prison for refusing to comply with a warrant for a key.
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not necessarily. they could make it like a heavy felony to refuse to give up a key when a warrant is served. if the felony is large enough, no back door would be needed to catch criminals, when they can go to prison for refusing to comply with a warrant for a key.
The encryption they want to break (e.g. whatsapp) is not quickly breakable without some sort of backdoor/ability to view the message before it is sent. They probably have their ways around encryption that stores the key on the provider's server.
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