Mozilla joins opponents of French intelligence bill

Friday 24 April 2015 | 09:19 CET | News
The Mozilla Foundation has joined a number of French institutions, businesses, and civil society organisations in expressing deep concern proposals being put forward by the French government, such as allowing for bulk collection of metadata, automated algorithmic analysis of user communications, and efforts to weaken encryption. The open source organisation behind the Firefox browser said it would oppose any law that allows for pervasive monitoring of user communications, metadata, and web activity. It also called for the government to consider the technical impacts of new legislation on

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Countries: France
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