David Cameron has used the ‘opportunity’ presented by the Charlie Hebdo shootings to call for increased surveillance powers, not just as a general act of defiance against terrorists but for specific powers he tried to get through a few years ago but was blocked by Parliament. He was referring to the draft communications bill which would among other things give security services access to encrypted messaging services like whatsapp and imessage and all but remove end to end encryption of data entirely. This desire to control internet traffic has been on going for over 15 years now.




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