Apple warns that UK’s Online Safety Bill puts people at ‘greater risk’

Apple has raised its voice against a UK law that will dramatically undermine secure commerce and trust online, warning it could put UK citizens at risk.

And Apple is not alone. More than 80 civil society organizations, academics, and experts from 23 nations have warned against the UK government’s decision, which would turn the UK into the first democracy to require routine surveillance of people’s private chats.

The current UK government’s Online Safety Bill includes the power to force encrypted messaging tools such as WhatsApp, Signal, and iMessage to scan messages.

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Source:: Computerworld