Thursday, January 15, 2015

Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption vital to protect private data

Newly uncovered Snowden document contrasts with British PM’s vow to crack down on encrypted messaging after Paris attacks

Secret US cybersecurity report warned that government and private computers were being left vulnerable to online attacks from Russia, China and criminal gangs because encryption technologies were not being implemented fast enough.

The advice, in a newly uncovered five-year forecast written in 2009, contrasts with the pledge made by David Cameron this week to crack down on encryption use by technology companies.

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the prime minister said on Monday there should be “no means of communication” that British authorities could not access. Cameron will use his visit to the US, which started on Thursday , to urge Barack Obama to apply more pressure to tech giants, such as Apple, Google and Facebook, which have been expanding encrypted messaging for their millions of users since the revelations of mass NSA surveillance by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

1 comment:

  1. this is b.s. talk by red coat, nonsense.