Children’s Privacy: UK government to use kid’s safety as foil to sway public opinion against encryption

“Look, it’s Haley’s Comet!”…Britain’s PM Boris Johnson (who, it would seem should have enough COVID-party pr problems to not open this can of worms) has just hired the M&C Saatchi ad agency to launch a campaign to get the public to oppose end-to-end encryption following Facebook’s decision to encrypt its Messenger app. According to Rolling Stone, the planned media blitz is designed to make the public uneasy by claiming such encryption would diminish their ability to keep kids safe.

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