Government revises encrypted message scanning plans

Wants tech firms to implement client-side scanning

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Government revises encrypted message scanning plans

The UK government has changed communications regulator Ofcom's powers within the Online Safety Bill, which could be used to compel tech firms to scan encrypted messages for child abuse images.

The move comes after prominent messaging apps and technical experts voiced concerns over the threat to people's privacy. Parliament is currently reviewing the Online Safety Bill, which includes ...

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