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Comment: WhatsApp and Signal see encryption pressures build as governments look to restore power balance

By Nicholas Wallace
  • 25 Aug 2023 16:10
  • 25 Aug 2023 16:10
Encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Signal face increasing scrutiny as lawmakers around the world look for ways to make them crack open their communications in the service of uncovering the likes of pedophiles, terrorists and drug traffickers. 
These efforts, many of which incense privacy campaigners, highlight the extent

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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