How the government can force WhatsApp to break its encryption
The UK government is pretty damn serious about its secret surveillance plans.
You might remember that a few months ago the “Snoopers’ Charter” — a.k.a. the Investigatory Powers Act — was passed into law.
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Among other things, it forces tech companies to hand over your web history with a retention notice and remove encryption, upon request.
The latter is particularly worrying for services like WhatsApp, which offer end-to-end encryption.
Well, now we know the extent of the government’s intrusion into your data.
Open Rights Group (ORG), a privacy advocacy group, has published a leaked