U.K. PM Backpedals On ‘Encryption Ban’, Sort Of

January 14, 2015


U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has been weathering a Twitter storm of mockery for comments he made yesterday in which he appeared to suggest it would be the intention of a future Conservative to ban strong encryption.

“Are we going to allow a means of communication between people which even in extremis, with a signed warrant from the Home Secretary personally, that we cannot read?” he said in a public speech. “No we must not. The first duty of any government is to keep our country and our people safe.”

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