Skip to comments.New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]
Posted on 06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype.
Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures.
German investigators will now be able to insert into users cellphones and computers spy software (or a Trojan horse) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations.
Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized by the German Constitutional Court as part of the anti-terrorism fight.
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So many cool encryption software out there ....
If you are using any popular app and think that your communication is secure then you are a fool.
Yes. Even Pinterest is listening to your conversations.
And Twitter. And Facebook. And game apps. Etc.
This might help with “stupid” terrorists. Anybody with an once of sophistication will use something else. It’s really NOT HARD to write a custom app to hand out to your fellow Jihadi’s to do some sort of encrypted communication.
This is typical of governments, let us erode the average persons civil liberties to catch a few that are not the worst.
Exactly right. Forging “Europe” in crises again.
I recall when Germany banned google earth from photographing locations there. I guess it just depends on who is doing the spying.
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