You’re wrong, Amber Rudd – encryption is for ‘real people’

2019-03-02 06:03:10

Dan Kitwood/Getty Amber Rudd is at it again. Today, the UK home secretary took to the pages of The Daily Telegraph to continue her crusade against end-to-end encryption in messaging apps like WhatsApp. She retreads the same argument we’ve seen her – and prime minister Theresa May – make on multiple occasions. If a messaging app is end-to-end encrypted, then only the participants in a conversation can read the messages in it. It’s impossible for anyone – even the company running the service – to intercept or read those messages. “Real people”,