Some warn a ‘quantum apocalypse’ will occur when scientific breakthroughs permit the creation of computers that can rapidly crack encryption codes vital for modern comms and payments.
Spies and scammers connect to phones and push them on to 2G connections to work around the security built into newer networks.
The privacy and cybersec experts were technically correct but ignored the key issue at the heart of the UK’s Online Safety Bill.
Spying on the encrypted comms allowed police to subsequently seize or freeze almost a billion dollars’ worth of cash and bank accounts.
The comms platform cited repression in Iran as an example of why they are helping users to remain connected.
High-profile prosecutions in the Balkans may be at risk because evidence obtained from the Sky ECC app may be inadmissible.
Serious policy goals like child protection deserve a serious commitment to objective facts.
The FBI operated an encrypted messaging network for criminals, leading to over 800 arrests and major drug busts worldwide.
Police say they cracked the Sky ECC message app, which has 170,000 users and is allegedly used by drugs traffickers. However, a string of similar operations suggests a flawed strategy.
Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams segued from one story about a locked phone to an ‘exponential’ rise in pedophilia.