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WhatsApp privacy under threat as France and Germany push EU to allow states to break encryption

WhatsApp privacy under threat as France and Germany push EU to allow states to break encryption

WhatsApp privacy under threat as France and Germany push EU to allow states to break encryption
23 August 2016

France and Germany are to pressure the EU to let them break one of the most central technologies of the internet.

The two countries plan to ask the European Commission to force technology companies to limit the encryption used to keep messages private.

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