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The 'real people' using encryption for privacy protection -

Once again, the UK's home secretary Amber Rudd has launched an attack on end-to-end encryption. Encryption explained: how apps and sites keep your private data safe (and why that's important). Encryption. Encryption explained: how apps and sites keep ...and more »

UK urges tech giants to do more to prevent spread of extremism - The Guardian

Facebook and others have come under criticism for not doing enough to address online extremism. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters. Amber Rudd will urge social media companies to do more to remove online terrorist content during a series of meetings ...and more »

'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary - The Register

Analysis UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd kicked off a firestorm in the tech community Tuesday when she argued that "real people" don't need or use end-to-end encryption. In an article in the Daily Telegraph timed to coincide with Rudd's appearance at a ...and more »

Message encryption a problem - Rudd - BBC News

The major technology companies must step up their fight against extremism or face new laws, the home secretary has told the BBC. Amber Rudd said technology companies were not doing enough to beat “the enemy” on the internet. Encryption tools used by ...and more »

You're wrong, Amber Rudd – encryption is for 'real people' - New Scientist

The UK home secretary has claimed that end-to-end encryption only aids terrorists with something to hide. She's mistaken – here's how it benefits all of us. Amber Rudd. Rudd wants Silicon Valley to square the circle. Dan Kitwood/Getty. Amber Rudd is at ...and more »

Why Amber Rudd's anti-WhatsApp encryption spiel is 'technologically illiterate rubbish' - International Business Times UK

If UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd listened to any cybersecurity expert for 10 minutes she would quickly come to understand how nonsensical her "incompetent, illiterate meddling" against strong encryption technology has come to be, experts warn. Rudd ...and more »

Is Amber Rudd's tech ambition California Dreaming? - Sky News

The Home Secretary faces an uphill task persuading tech firms to make changes to allow more state snooping, says Jason Farrell. 20:54, UK, Tuesday 01 August 2017. Video: 'Web giants must remove extremist content'. Jason Farrell. Senior Political ...and more »

I'm a real person and I think end-to-end encryption is good - Sky News

Amber Rudd's plan to make end-to-end encryption available to authorities has no basis in reality, writes Tom Cheshire. 11:35, UK, Wednesday 02 August 2017. WhatsApp claims it cannot read its user's messages, let alone the. Image: WhatsApp uses end ...and more »

Amber Rudd's push for technology firms to tackle terror only deal with part of threat, experts warn - The Independent

including Terror experts have warned that the British Government's proposals to clamp down on extremists' use of encrypted messaging apps and the internet could push them further underground and away from security services' monitoring powers. During a ...and more »

'Real people' don't care if chat apps like WhatsApp keep their messages private if they get new features, says Amber ... - The Independent

"Real people" aren't really interested in security features that stop the government and criminals reading their messages, according to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The Government should be allowed to look at people's messages and break through the ...and more »