UK Government asks Meta to Ensure Child Safety with Encryption

  • UK Home Secretary criticizes Meta’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption across Messenger and Instagram due to potential child safety risks.
  • Meta defends their steps towards online security and assurance to develop robust safety measures along with end-to-end encryption.
  • The Online Safety Bill, recently passed, demands tech companies to prevent child abuse potentiality, possibly by scanning encrypted messages, although tech firms argue decryption is fundamentally incompatible.
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