David Cameron Plans to Ban WhatsApp

/ 1 year ago


Since Edward Snowden spilled the beans on how government agencies spy on us, a lot of companies took precautions in preserving users’ privacy when using their apps. But it seems that will be made illegal and such apps look to be banned in the future, at least in the UK, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

The PM plans to pass a new legislation by the name of “Snoopers’ Charter”, which will have popular cross-platform messaging and social media apps banned. The first one on the list seems to be WhatsApp, but the legislation looks to prevent people from sending any form of encrypted messages and has iMessage, as well as SnapChat in its sight too.

“In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?” said Prime Minister Cameron .”My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not’.”

It is said that if the legislation passes, all three aforementioned services will be banned in the UK. Furthermore, all Google searches, Facebook conversations, WhatsApp group messages and even SnapChat videos will be available to the UK police and Government officials when they want to ‘browse’ through them. But is this really for the best? Do we need to compromise our privacy for security? Or are we giving away our security along with our privacy? Let us know what you think.

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  • JonasTone

    14 years ago when we went to war in Iraq, i said to my friends, this is the start of the slippery slope to censorship and removal of our freedoms in the name of our protection.

    What good is protection if every single thing we do can be monitored and recorded? Not that i do anything illegal through whats app, i use it as free messaging service when my missus is at her granddads with our kids. It saves us having to spend money on credit for her phone and makes life a little easier.

    I just do not see how banning WhatsApp is going to protect our freedoms. I highly doubt the people that are called “terrorist” by our government are using WhatsApp as a way to mastermind their plans, these people are generally local to each other and conspire in person, if they want to ban anything they should be banning religious extremism, and imprisoning anyone who preaches hate against our country, instead of letting them live a comfortable life convincing young impressionable muslims to commit acts of terror.

  • Porkalicious

    Privacy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> security.
    Nuff said. The majority of people aren’t terrorists, therefore the majority shouldn’t be involved at all. Don’t sacrifice the need of many for the need of a few, backwater brained politicians.