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GCHQ warns it is losing terrorists on the internet

Publisher: 
The Telegraph
Publication date: 
08-Apr-2012
Author(s): 
Jason Lewis and Dave Barrett
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Last night Gus Hosein, of Privacy International, said: "We don't want deep packet inspection 'black boxes' to be installed because it opens the door to all kinds of intrusion into private communications.

"The Government are kidding themselves if they think as soon as they have the black boxes they'll be able to check everyone's VOIP calls, and so on, because everything is encrypted.

"Unless GCHQ have a bit of magic we don't know about it would take an impossible amount of computational power to break all that encryption."

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