Sunday, 12 July 2015 14:34

UK to ban WhatsApp under Snoopers charter law

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Using WhatsApp can be a thing of the past for Brits as the popular application could now be facing a total UK ban because of a new law enforcement that would stop people from sending any form of encrypted messages.

Talking about this issue earlier this year, David Cameron questioned that if in their country, they should allow a means of communication between people which they cannot read, reported the Daily Star. Answering his question with a no, Cameron had said that being the Prime Minister he will make sure it is a comprehensive piece of legislation which does not allow terrorist safe spaces to communicate with each other. It is being said that the controversial law, which is nicknamed the "snoopers charter," can be in place by autumn.

Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that the Government will push the legislation through with the recent terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and France forcing the government to act quickly. The laws would mean online services such as WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and Apple would be forced to hand over messages, sent by users, to government security agencies such as MI5.

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