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Apple slams UK surveillance-bill proposals

Weakening encryption is not an option, however, maybe one messaging service should take the lead and let politicians/officials use an unencrypted version and then do the obvious... leak the data in all it's glory.

Nothing would be more powerful. Either that, or the government in question needs to propose in verbose detail exactly how this can be achieved. Maybe it's not impossible but it certainly seems that way at the moment without the clear risk of a back door getting into the hands of the wrong people.

While our privacy might be important, too many people seem to think it's a luxury we can do without.

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