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It's much worse than that. They want to ban companies from offering encryption that they can't also decrypt.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/1...

Also, in regards to data retention - I thought the CJEU made it clear that it's against the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Is UK seriously pretending that never happened? It seems their strategy is "we'll just use this new law for 2 years until it gets invalidated, and then we pass a new one that we can use for another 2 years". And so on and so forth.

U.S. companies, please stop establishing headquarters in the U.K. It's on an authoritarian path as much as Russia and Turkey is (certainly under David Cameron/Conservatives, at least).




Presumably this means all passwords need to be stored in plaintext (or two-way encrypted, which is essentially the same thing at the end of the day)?




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