London, July 10: Messaging app, WhatsApp, may land in trouble. The messaging app might be banned soon. According to media reports in UK, the government of the country is likely to take action.
According to a report by The Express UK, Prime Minister David Cameron has been asking officials to ban all cross-platform messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Snapchat.
Cameron claimed that such apps do not have transparency. Government sources informed that the government wanted to ban apps as it could not read encrypted data sent through WhatsApp and other messaging apps.
British government may take the action against WhatsApp, iMessage and Snapchat in a few weeks. The daily reported, “If the controversial new legislation is passed in the coming weeks all three services could be BANNED in the United Kingdom.”
Speaking about security threats through such messaging apps, Cameron earlier had claimed , “In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?”
Continuing his statement, he also added, “My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not’.”
Meanwhile, former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was quoted as saying, “We have every right to invade the privacy of terrorists and those we think want to do us harm, but we should not equate that with invading the privacy of every single person in the UK. They are not the same thing.”
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