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Encryption 'very positive' despite attacks, says former UK spy chief

PM Theresa May has proposed tougher measures to tackle militants online activities

Reuters  |  London 

A former British spy chief said on Friday that encryption of online communications was “very positive” for the country's national security interests despite the difficulties that it poses for security services attempting to tackle militants. British Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed tougher measures to tackle militants online activities after four attacks in Britain this year while Home Secretary (interior minister) Amber Rudd visited Silicon Valley earlier this month to demand tech companies step up their efforts. Jonathan Evans, who ran ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 20:39 IST
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