British officials are considering introducing what is known as Facebook (quoted in the Nasdaq exchange), according to Guardian sources working in the industry at the back gate, which allows secret services to access messages, including encrypted messages sent via Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.
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The Guardian said the UK Home Office would use the special power of “announcements of technological opportunities” to force the platform to create a system to monitor conversations.
The “Intelligence Powers Act” of 2016, which governs the powers of the spy and hacking government, introduced “declarations of technical capabilities.” Telecommunications companies and so-called Internet providers are the “door” to their systems they need to provide access services. According to the “Guardian”, it is believed that Facebook has not yet submitted to this authority of the British authorities.
The Interior Ministry did not confirm this information, but – as the “Guardian” reported – argues that Facebook products could be used by others. Pedophiles. In the Messenger application, he emphasizes that you need to be especially careful with the end-to-end conversation encryption tool, i.e. disappearing messages. “End-to-end encryption is a threat to the security of users and the community. It will prevent access to the content of the news and will severely limit the ability of technology companies to handle illegal content on their own sites, child abuse and terrorism,” the ministry said.
According to Facebook, end-to-end encryption is “a leading security technology to protect people from hacking and theft of their personal information by many services.” The plan to implement this message in its messaging applications is described as a “long-term plan”.