Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday January 08, 2016

Apple, Google, Microsoft Attack Government Hacking Plans

Oh come on, why is everyone upset about this proposed law? Just because they might get the power to do it, we all know the UK government couldn't hack its way out of a wet paper bag. big grin

The equipment interference provisions in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill would allow the intelligence and security services, police and the armed forces to hack into devices to obtain data, such as communications, when they have a warrant to do so. The government argues that the hacking provisions - part of the wider internet surveillance legislation - are needed so that law enforcement can intercept the communications of criminals even when they are encrypted.