Britons could see the hugely popular cross-platform app BANNED under strict new laws on social media and online messaging services.
Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing ahead with new legislation which plans to stop people from sending any form of encrypted messages.
A number of popular messaging services – including WhatsApp, iMessage and Snapchat – currently scramble communications between their users.
If the controversial new legislation is passed in the coming weeks all three services could be BANNED in the United Kingdom.
“In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?” explained Prime Minister Cameron earlier this year.
“My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not’.”
Private online communications will be opened-up by the “Snooper’s Charter” – or the Investigatory Powers Bill, to give the bill its full title – which requires internet service providers, phone companies and technology firms like Google, Apple, Facebook and WhatsApp to keep a record of all of your activity.