London Attack-UK Minister Calls Access to Encrypted Messaging Apps
London Attack-UK Minister Calls Access to Encrypted Messaging Apps. Intelligence and police need access to encrypted messages sent via WhatsApp. Before that the British Home Secretary Amber Rudd pleads Sunday on the BBC, following the terrorist attack last week in London.
Just before the attack made the 52-year-old perpetrator, Khalid Masood, using WhatsApp. The messages for security indecipherable through an ‘end-to-end encryption using the chat service. Thus messages are encrypted using a specific code having only the sender and the receiver.
Rudd called it “completely unacceptable” the security services cannot reach. “There should be no place where terrorists can hide,” she says and urges technology companies to cooperate with the government.
How Whatsapp and other similar apps that message should heed, Rudd says not at all. According to her, there is not a similar situation as when the FBI asked Apple to help crack the encrypted iPhone a suspect of terrorism.
When Apple refused to cooperate.
“This is something completely different. We’re not saying they have to make everything open, we would not have access to the cloud, we do not do things like that,” said Rudd.
“But we do want them to realize that they have a responsibility to work with the government and security forces when there is terrorism.”
Rudd looks like an industry-wide group that will deal with how terrorists can be banned from websites and platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook.
Two years ago, the British Prime Minister David Cameron called all his apps like Whatsapp wanted to ban because they send encrypted messages.