The ban would apparently be resulting from new surveillance plans proposed in the wake of the tragic terror attacks in France.
Cameron spoke to The Independent in Paris and said: “In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which … we cannot read?”
“Do we want to allow a means of communication between people which … we cannot read?”
Cameron wants to stop the use of communications methods that cannot be read by the security services even with a warrant. In other words, apps like Threema and the newly-launched Strings could be viewed as public enemy number one.
It awaits to be seen if such a ban is ever implemented, but we really must ask ourselves if we want to give up our own security and privacy to let the few ruin it for the many as they have time and time again throughout history.
What do you think? Should the governments of the world have a say in what communications tools we’re allowed to use?