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Home Secretary Amber Rudd appeared on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday to argue that devices like WhatsApp should hand over encrypted messages to security services.
Her comments come in the wake of the terror attack on London by Khalid Masood, who had reportedly sent a WhatsApp message moments before the attack.
WhatsApp's 'end to end' encryption is "absolutely unacceptable...there should be no place for terrorists to hide" s… https://t.co/JQrfdeNe7C — The Andrew Marr Show (@The Andrew Marr Show)
Rudd named WhatsApp and Apple amongst some of the organisations she will be meeting with to talk about security.
Her comments were echoed by Conservative MP and author Nadine Dorries:
To help keep our streets safe, we need to rise up against companies like #Apple and #Whattsapp who provide space and comfort to terrorists — Nadine Dorries (@Nadine Dorries)
Tweeted from your iPhone...? 🤔 https://t.co/4yvXuHU8pg — Marc Blank-Settle (@Marc Blank-Settle)
.@NadineDorriesMP You're sending this using an iPhone. In what way do you plan to "rise up" against Apple? BTW Whatsapp works on Android too — Martin Baker (@Martin Baker)
Love Twitter and plonkers who point out I have an iPhone. If I ever commit a terrorist attack, please #Apple give security services my code — Nadine Dorries (@Nadine Dorries)
Several people pointed out that Dorries doesn't have a strong grasp of the terminology and her comments on end-to-end encryption don't take bank accounts into consideration.
@MarrShow So my online banking transactions should not be encrypted, too? @BBCNews @AmberRudd_MP — Paolo Attivissimo (@Paolo Attivissimo)
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