"Informing You Without Watching you."  @digitalprivacy, Sat 01/22:
The U.K. Paid $724,000 For A Creepy Campaign To Convince People That Encryption is Bad. It Won’t Work.

This week, the U.K. government launched an unprecedented and deceptive effort to kill off end-to-end encryption.

The explicit goal of the “No Place to Hide” campaign, launched on Tuesday, is to prevent Facebook from expanding its use of end-to-end encryption.

Over the weekend, Rolling Stone magazine revealed details of how the M&C Saatchi ad agency pitched this campaign to the U.K. government’s Home Office.

This increased scanning is primarily responsible for what law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and U.K. have called an increase in online child abuse—but the scanning isn’t even accurate.

In the short run, we expect the U.K. government’s anti-encryption campaign to fade away.

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