The EU Council is pushing for encryption backdoors to messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to fight terrorism (German article):

Despite the fact that errors of investigation in Austrian authorities had made the attack possible in the first place and not a lack of digital surveillance powers. Politicians must start to understand that more surveillance will not lead to more security. That's why we fight any attempt for an encryption backdoor:


@Tutanota Well, as somebody who had to give full access to my phone and let it be examined by security staff at Orly airport (in fact employees of EL AL), without me being present during whatever they did with the device, I somehow think the issue is a bit deeper than that. I could refuse, but then I was told I could not board the plane. Yes, EL AL is not a European company, but they operate in Europe, and I am an EU citizen. Was that legal, dunno.

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