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Snapchat & WhatsApp To Be Banned?

Posted by AngieBeatDown from Neath Port Talbot - Published on 16/01/2015 at 11:36
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Social apps could be banned. 

In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, David Cameron has announced that he could block messaging services, such as WhatsApp if he wins the next election.

The Prime Minister announced on Monday 12th January 2015 that he would stop the use of communications that cannot be read by security services, even with the use of a warrant. That includes apps, such as Whatsapp and Snapchat due to the fact they encrypt their data. 

These changes will even affect iPhone users more than Android as Apple use encrypted data on their iMessage and Facetime services. These comments come as part of David Cameron's pledge to revive the "snoopers' charter" (Communications Data Bill) to help security services spy on internet communications today, in the hopes of keeping Britain safe.

Do you think these encrypted messaging apps should be banned? Is this an invasion of privacy? Where do we draw the line? Comment below!

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