Will Facebook message encryption hinder online crime fight?

Facebook has been accused of reverting to the “digital dark ages” after serious concerns were raised that plans for message encryption could prevent child abusers and terrorists being caught. Politicians have called on the social media platform to think again before introducing end-to-end message encryption for its messaging services, claiming the “right balance is not…

Digital key urged for police to unlock encrypted messages in ‘exceptional’ cases

Tech firms should make a 'digital key' for police to unlock encrypted messages in “exceptional circumstances” such as child abuse or terror cases, a senior police officer has suggested to an inquiry. Norfolk Police Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the UK lead for child protection, said the tool would help UK authorities who are already stretched…

The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…