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Apple, Google, Microsoft Condemn UK Proposal To Eavesdrop On Encrypted Messages

  • CNBC, Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:54 PM
The Government Communications Headquarters in the UK wants a way to give law enforcement access to end-to-end encrypted digital information from individuals without compromising privacy, but a group of 47 companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have signed a petition to abandon its plans for a so-called “ghost protocol.” In the open letter published on Lawfare, the companies say the plan would undermine security, threaten trust in encrypted messaging services, and compromise citizens’ right to privacy and free expression.

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