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Tech giants condemn UK Gov spying proposals


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"Tech giants, civil society groups and Ivy League security experts have condemned a proposal from Britain’s eavesdropping agency as a “serious threat” to digital security and fundamental human rights.

"In an open letter to GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), 47 signatories including Apple, Google and WhatsApp have jointly urged the U.K. cybersecurity agency to abandon its plans for a so-called “ghost protocol.”"
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"In practice, the proposal suggests a technique which would require encrypted messaging services — such as WhatsApp — to direct a message to a third recipient, at the same time as sending it to its intended user."

Full report at CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/30/apple-google-and-whatsapp-condemn-gchq-ghost-proposal.html

"GCHQ’s new proposal to supposedly increase the security and police force’s ability to keep us safe has been slammed by the technology industry, suggesting the argument contradicts itself.

"In an article for Lawfare, GCHQ’s Technical Director Ian Levy and Head of Cryptanalysis Crispin Robinson presented six principles to guide ethical and transparent eavesdropping, while also suggesting intelligence officers can be ‘cc’d’ into group chats without compromising security or violating the privacy rights of the individuals involved."

Full report at Telecoms dot com: http://telecoms.com/497657/tech-giants-hit-back-against-gchqs-ghost-protocol/

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Can we take this as a sure sign the government is afraid of it's people?

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'Only we're allowed to spy on your citizens' - tech companies.

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18 hours ago, XenoFish said:

Can we take this as a sure sign the government is afraid of it's people?

Afraid for them. We elect the government. Tech companies are free-lance robber-barons.

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"In an article for Lawfare, GCHQ’s Technical Director Ian Levy and Head of Cryptanalysis Crispin Robinson presented six principles to guide ethical and transparent eavesdropping, while also suggesting intelligence officers can be ‘cc’d’ into group chats without compromising security or violating the privacy rights of the individuals involved."

 

 

 

is it just me, or it really is an oxymoron,  eavesdropping is not ethical thing by definition, period. and you can't not violate someone privacy while reading his messages.

what is next? they will kill you for your own safety?

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