PM Cameron reaffirms threat to Encryption

The British Prime Minister David Cameron has recently signaled again his intention to ban strong encryption in Britain. As reported by, the British Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to tackling encryption products in Parliament in response to a question.

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this year, Cameron first signaled his intention to take action against strong encryption products. But now, the critics strike back.

Business Insider reached out to Bruce Schneier, a highly respected cryptographer and security expert to discuss the feasibility of Cameron’ proposed ban on “safe spaces” online. Schneier didn’t hold back.

“My immediate reaction was disbelief, followed by confusion and despair”, says Schneier. “The idea is so preposterous that it was hard to imagine it being seriously suggested. Does he realize that this is the sort of thing that only authoritarian governments do?”.

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