UK home secretary wants access to encrypted messages

John Su
By John Su
March 26, 2017World News

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded access to any encrypted message on any message service after learning that Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent and encrypted Whatsapp message just before starting the attack in which he killed four people.

Speaking in a BBC interview on Sunday, March 26, Rudd said, “There should be no place for terrorists to hide. We need to make sure that organizations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don’t provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.”

Rudd said she wanted technology companies to recognize their responsibility to “engage with government, to engage with law enforcement agencies when there is a terrorist situation.”

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