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INTERNATIONAL: WhatsApp faces UK ban within weeks

By Aaron Brown, The Express (UK)

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THE EXPRESS (UK) – Enjoy WhatsApp while you still can.

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.

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14 comments

  1. Cameron is just another Nazi - let em read it we aint blowin nuffin up

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  2. I have nothing to hide, so I do not care if they read my messages. Now if I was to do something shady, well then I would be really upset with this law!
    Go ahead, law abiding people do not have a worry.

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  3. So ppl gonna have access to my conversation based on what I read and understood...so if me n my mam sexting its the business of ppl I don't even kno existing.. #sincewhenthatsyourrole

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  4. keep your culture!!

    mark of the beast 666!! beware!! read it in revelation!!

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  5. Would you permit me to read private messages that you send over to your wife or daughter Mr. Prime Minister? So, why on earth would you want to be able to read mine?

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  6. FIRE....what ever happened to customer privacy.

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  7. choops

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  8. Wow!!! Are we living in a free world? Is anything private? Are we willing to give up our "freedom" for the sake of security? How much of that freedom are we willing to give up?

    I am of the opinion that "freedom" is not free nor is it private.

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  9. Here is another way of "Big Brother" limiting our free communications with the rest of the world.

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  10. Based on what i read am i to assume that the UK government is monitoring their citizens conversations. I mean that is to my understanding, if you have knowledge of messages being encrypted and sent. You have to have had some control of the system and by extension the ability to go pass the privacy of ones phone.

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  11. GOOD I AGREE TOO MUCH BULLSHIT IS GOING ON FACEBOOK ALL IF THEM IS THE SAME PROBLEMS,PROBLEMS. RORO IN RELATIONSHIP BREAK UP AND ALL THAT BULLSHITT,ACCIDENTS YOU NAME IT.

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  12. It's about protecting the Telecommunications companies in the UK.

    The UK is insignificant.

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