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    Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

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    Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 11:36 am

    WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Home Secretary Amber Rudd

    Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting opposition politicians and civil liberties groups to say her demand was unrealistic and disproportionate.

    The home secretary said it was “completely unacceptable” that the government could not read messages protected by end-to-end encryption and said she had summoned leaders of technology companies to a meeting on Thursday 30 March to discuss what to do.

    Read the full story from The MSN News HERE




    OK, I think that few of us might disagree with the idea that the people who use end-to-end encryption when they communicate on the internet are doing something that they want to hide.

    With this in mind, is it right to allow the security authorities to get access to these encrypted messages just in case something criminal is going on ?

    Over to you folks.


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    Re: Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

    Post by zathrus on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 11:26 am

    The trouble here is that anyone who goes against these increased police powers will look as if they have something to hide.
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    Re: Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 12:09 pm

    It's as simple as this: If the cops get free access to our private communications they can no longer be considered to be "private"

    I know what is going to happen here, and that is that a lot more people are going to be driven to the Dark Web and the using of strongly encrypted communications.

    That will drive the decent and law-abiding people into the same realms as the worst of the worst criminals.


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    Re: Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 02 Apr 2017, 1:14 pm

    That's a thought Papa.

    Mind you, I have no clue how I might go about getting access to the dark-net.
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    Re: Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 11:08 am

    It's very easy to get onto the dark-net as all you have to do is download the browser that was designed for it.

    This browser, called TOR, is built around the ordinary Firefox browser platform.

    This browser can be downloaded from HERE

    It's real difference to any normal browser is that it is the only one that can handle .onion URLs ( They were given this suffix because, like an onion it has layers on layers and every layer you take off you get deeper into the TOR world ).

    I found it out of curiosity but I have to warn anybody that gets it and starts using it that it can take you to some very illegal sites, and a dedicated British police group watch the Dark Web like hawks.


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