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UK could force messaging apps to adopt new technology to tackle abuse images
Home secretary says new powers to require tech firms to remove encrypted abuse material would bring privacy and security

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

05, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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NCA says end-to-end encryption poses challenge for law enforcers on child abuse
Agency responds after ICO says encryption plays an important role in children’s online safety

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

22, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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End-to-end encryption protects children, says UK information watchdog
Information commissioner defends role of privacy protections in face of government-backed campaign

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Apple’s plan to scan images will allow governments into smartphones | John Naughton
Client-side scanning, as the technology is called, should really be treated like wiretapping and regulated accordingly

John Naughton

16, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Telegram says it added 70m new users during Facebook outage
Instant messaging app experiences one-day surge in signups and tops the US iPhone download chart

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

06, Oct, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Tech firms not doing enough to fight terrorism, says Met police chief
Cressida Dick calls for more action to stop online radicalisation and questions push towards end-to-end encryption

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

13, Sep, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Telegram founder listed in leaked Pegasus project data
Pavel Durov, who built reputation on creating unhackable app, selected by NSO client government

Shaun Walker

21, Jul, 2021 @12:31 PM

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UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access
End-to-end encryption could be challenged with security agencies enabled to monitor user messages

Dan Sabbagh

01, Apr, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Far right 'exploiting' anger at lockdowns to radicalise wellness community, police say
Security services warn that Australians as young as 13 are involved in terrorism

Elias Visontay

24, Feb, 2021 @9:15 PM

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Facebook under fire over encryption plans as man is jailed for abusing 52 children
Police say they would not have caught David Wilson, who admitted 96 offences, if Facebook end-to-end encryption was in place

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

10, Feb, 2021 @5:01 PM

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'Nobody can block it': how the Telegram app fuels global protest
The controversial messaging app has moved huge crowds on the streets of Belarus. But who is its secretive puppet master?

Shaun Walker

07, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Anti-encryption laws yet to be used by Asio or AFP to compel tech firms' help, inquiry told
Australian agencies say they have so far secured voluntary cooperation from tech and communications companies

Daniel Hurst

07, Aug, 2020 @7:55 AM

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