UK’s GCHQ spy centre seeks new powers to circumvent encryption By Thomas Scripps

6 July 2019 — WSWS

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has proposed that tech companies allow state spies into encrypted chats and calls. The new surveillance measures, known as a “ghost protocol,” would allow a government agent to “sit in” on ostensibly secure private conversations without the knowledge of other participants.

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A World First In Citizen Surveillance By The State

6 December 2018 — True Publica

By TruePublica: Last month TruePublica reported that the British government were going full Orwellian and was now aiming to create a biometric database on top of its mass data bulk collection through surveillance systems that have been deemed illegal by the highest courts in the UK and EU. However, in Australia – a member of the Five-Eyes surveillance clan, the law is being changed to take us one step closer to the complete eradication of privacy.

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Sign to Protect Encryption!

21 September 2017 — OpenMedia

Your right to have private conversations online is facing a huge threat — from our own governments.

Five powerful countries — the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States — have just recently agreed to combine their efforts to break the encryption that keeps our daily lives safe and private.1

It’s a frightening thought — our governments have decided that we should no longer be allowed the right to chat privately to one another on apps like WhatsApp without them being able to listen in to our conversations. Continue reading

Speak up for your Privacy Now!

20 June 2017 — OpenMedia

The votes are in, and a Conservative minority government is now hanging on to power by a narrow thread.

Unfortunately, the election’s outcome has deeply worrying implications for our digital rights. A few weeks before the election, the Home Office’s covert plans to invade our privacy were publicly revealed thanks to a shocking leak by our friends at Open Rights Group.1

These secret plans — an insult in and of themselves to transparent democratic process — will have enormous consequences for Internet users right across the country.

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NSA Targets As “Extremists” Americans Who Simply Wish to Protect Themselves from Oppression

6 JUly 2014 — WashingtonsBlog

Like a Cancer that Treats Any Immune System Response as a Threat to Be Challenged

In the wake of revelations about the extent of mass surveillance by the NSA and other agencies, people are trying to protect themselves by adopting encryption and other privacy tools.

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