Or a journalist investigating a corrupt government in an EU country, like say....
Imagine any journalists private messages being trawled by Europol. Then perhaps passed on as that journalist/activist is considered a trouble maker. #chatcontrol will have a chilling effect for whistleblowers.
Every now and then governments and LEO want to enable the equivalent of crocodile clips to listen in to our coms like they did on the phonelines.
I think they are well aware that other organisations can listen in. They just want to listen in to us and prevent the general population organising for change of any kind as its a threat to their status quo.
The real life consequences from our virtual lives will endanger people, so they need more information to be able to quantify the risk.
But if there's no way to protest, or challenge those consequences you are stuck.
Folk on the edges of the law, or society who have been there know what's comming. They are living the consequences.
Plus banning or limited E2EE encryption is kinda pointless. Because there will be a generation of kids who know not to trust the platforms. They will use social steganography to pass messages with their own language of shared references to hide meaning.
@onepict @jens new systems will probably also be developed to fight the privacy-invasion law.
this shouldn't be needed. people should always have the right to privacy. i don't have nothing to hide but i still want my privacy guaranteed. if we, common citizens, have our messages accessible by anyone who knows the backdoor, so will the politicians' messages be accessible.
this helps no one and it hurts everyone
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