New Bill Bans Internet Companies From Offering Unbreakable Encryption

By CircleID Reporter

Companies such as Apple, Google and others will be banned from offering encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to under the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill. "Measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill will place in law a requirement on tech firms and service providers to be able to provide unencrypted communications to the police or spy agencies if requested through a warrant. The move follows concerns that a growing number of encryption services are now completely inaccessible apart from to the users themselves."

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We Can Decipher That 2048-bit RSA For You Bill Stewart  –  Nov 03, 2015 11:16 AM PDT

It'll just take us a little while.