WhatsApp would rather be blocked in UK than remove end-to-end encryption, says boss

WhatsApp has laid its cards on the table. The popular messaging service has made it clear it will remove its services from the UK if the Online Safety Bill requires it to weaken end-to-end encryption. Campaigners say authorities must be able to scan messages to detect child abuse content but critics argue this will allow criminals to target users.

Calls for all eating disorder material to be banned on social media

Campaigners are calling for the Online Safety Bill to be strengthened so that tech giants are not only responsible for protecting under 18s from harmful content such as videos promoting anorexia, but adults too. “Vulnerability doesn’t stop just because you’ve reached the age of 18,” said Baroness Nicky Morgan.

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