I wondered how soon it would be before the world would use France as an excuse to crack down on all forms of communications in the name of state security and in particular the UK.
This from RT.com
PM David Cameron may block encrypted messaging platforms Snapchat and WhatsApp if the Conservatives win May’s general election, as part of the party’s agenda to bolster surveillance powers following last week’s terror attacks in Paris.
Yawn. I’m sooo worried, and you shouldn’t be either.
The amount of stuff this twerp is going to do IF he gets reelected is legion yet thanks for tipping off the bad guys David about WHAT YOU MAY DO so they have plenty of time to find or even get some kid to write an alternative.
Someone in the intelligence world should point that out to him if only to make him feel like a BIGGER prat. After all it might take an experienced web author all of an hour to write a new program and what is Dear David going to do then?
I’ve always argued against encrypting your stuff as it’s like waving a flag above your head saying “Look At Me”. It’s much better to code talk or use a one time encryption than a regular application.Yet is that the bottom line regarding communications?
Of course not. That would be too easy!
If you communicate with anyone using any of the electronic media, wireless or not it can be intercepted by someone.There again I’ve got nothing even remotely important to say to anyone prior to an event BUT AFTERWARDS I’ll be using CB radio to communicate and BOY do we know how to code talk!
Meanwhile, why bother using high tech anything?
Personally I prefer carrier pigeons or good old snail mail aka the postal service. Both as unreliable as each other. Except you can eat pigeon and the postman might object a bit.