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US, UK and Australia ask Facebook to halt app encryption plan

Friday 4 October 2019 | 09:29 CET | News
The US, the UK and Australia have published an open letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking that his company delay plans for end-to-end encryption across its messaging apps and create a backdoor that would enable governments to access private communications. "We are writing to request that Facebook does not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety," reads the letter signed by the UK home secretary Priti Patel, US attorney general William Barr and Australian Minister for

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Australia / United Kingdom / United States
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