GCHQ pushes for ‘virtual crocodile clips’ on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

Sliding into your DMs unnoticed, literally

Britain’s surveillance nerve-center GCHQ is trying a different tack in its effort to introduce backdoors into encrypted apps: reasonableness.

In an essay by the technical director of the spy agency’s National Cyber Security Centre, Ian Levy, and technical director for cryptanalysis at GCHQ, Crispin Robinson, the authors go out of their way to acknowledge public concerns over government access to personal communication.

Source: GCHQ pushes for ‘virtual crocodile clips’ on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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