The U.K. Parliament is close to passing the Online Safety Bill, which threatens global privacy by allowing backdoors into messaging services, compromising end-to-end encryption. Despite objections, no amendments were accepted. The bill also includes content filtering and surveillance measures. There’s still a chance for lawmakers to protect privacy with an amendment preserving encryption. A recent survey shows the majority of U.K. citizens want strong privacy on messaging apps.

  • @SpunkyBarnes@geddit.social
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    647 months ago

    Actually, politicians give up public privacy under the fiction of helping children, repeatedly.

    I cringe every time “online” and “children” are uttered in the same breath.

    • Scrubbles
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      177 months ago

      Which really sucks because us in tech know there’s more that we could be doing for sure, but politicians/big tech would rather grandstand with these BS policies that get the masses to agree, while giving up freedom, and not actually solving any problems.