Amber Rudd has said “real people” do not want secure end-to-end encryption on messaging services.
The Home Secretary will warn internet giants today that terrorists are misusing their platforms when she visits Silicon Valley.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Rudd said: “Who uses WhatsApp because it is end-to-end encrypted, rather than because it is an incredibly user-friendly and cheap way of staying in touch with friends and family? More at Yahoo!
There are so many things wrong with what she is saying that I don’t know where to start. The words fit an agenda that the Conservative party has and bare little relation to reality.