Content type: News & Analysis
29th May 2019
Privacy International has joined a global coalition of privacy campaigners, tech companies, and technology experts to respond to proposals by British intelligence chiefs aimed at allowing them access to encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Signal.   If implemented, the proposals would allow government authorities to force messaging platforms to silently add a law enforcement participant to a group chat or call.  Such a capability poses serious threats to cybersecurity and fundamental…
Content type: Long Read
13th June 2013
Spy agencies have long sought to turn the technologies that improve all our lives against us. From some of the very first forms of remote communications such as telegraph cables, to modern-day means like Skype: if the spies can exploit it, they will. And, as we’ve learnt over the last few months, the computer and mobile devices that millions of us own and carry around with us every day are no exception to this rule. The smart phones, laptops, and devices that have changed how we communicate…