May 24, 2017
The government may use the deadly attack in Manchester to launch a crackdown on internet securities.
Government officials appear to have briefed newspapers that they will put many of the most invasive parts of the relatively new Investigatory Powers Act into effect after the bombing at Manchester Arena.
The specific powers being discussed – named Technical Capability Orders – require big technology and internet companies to break their own security so that messages can be read by intelligence agencies. Government will ask parliament to allow the use of those powers if Theresa May is re-elected, senior ministers told The Sun.
“We will do this as soon as we can after the election, as long as we get back in,” The Sun said it was told by a government minister. “The level of threat clearly proves there is no more time to waste now.
“The social media companies have been laughing in our faces for too long.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8:12 am