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Signal says it’ll shut down in UK if Online Safety Bill approved

Encrypted chat service Signal says it will stop operating in the UK if the British government goes ahead with its Online Safety Bill. The Online Safety Bill contemplates bypassing encryption using device-side scanning to protect children from harmful material, and coincidentally breaking the security of end-to-end encryption at the same time. It's currently being considered…

By |2023-02-26T03:14:50+00:00February 26th, 2023|Education|0 Comments

Signal would ‘walk’ from UK if Online Safety Bill undermined encryption

Image source, Getty ImagesBy Chris VallanceTechnology reporter, BBC NewsThe encrypted-messaging app Signal has said it would stop providing services in the UK if a new law undermined encryption.If forced to weaken the privacy of its messaging system under the Online Safety Bill, the organisation "would absolutely, 100% walk" Signal president Meredith Whittaker told the BBC.The…

By |2023-02-26T03:14:42+00:00February 26th, 2023|Education|0 Comments
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