Coalition of international crime agencies condemn Meta's encryption plans

20/04/2023 | The Guardian

Law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Atlantic have formed a global alliance against Meta's decision to implement end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger and Instagram. The Virtual Global Taskforce comprises 15 agencies, including the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), Interpol, Europol, and the FBI. The alliance said of the company's move to encrypt direct messages on its platforms: “[the decision] is an example of a purposeful design choice that degrades safety systems and weakens the ability to keep child users safe.”

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