Yair Cohen BBC interview on new investigatory powers in the UK
Last year Security Services in the United States told Yahoo
it had to create and install a backdoor system to its email operations system
so that it will be made easier for the state to spy on users’ data when spying becomes a necessity.
Both the US government and Yahoo were criticised at the time but a
year on, the UK government is about to pass a law which will require all telecommunication to build into any service they develop, a backdoor entry for the government.
This sounds bad but it might, after all, not be such a bad idea because at least, when data spying is being governed by law, this allows to create checks and balances on a far more transparent basis than currently exists.
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