Apple has criticized the Online Safety Bill’s provisions that would allow users of encrypted messaging services like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Signal to be forced to check conversations for references to child abuse.   Its action follows a letter from 80 organizations and tech professionals to Technology Minister Chloe Smith requesting […]

If mandated by the Internet Safety Bill, WhatsApp claims it would prefer to be blocked in the UK than compromise its encrypted messaging system.   Will Cathcart, the company’s CEO, declared that if asked to weaken the privacy of encrypted messages, the company would reject. The messaging software Signal previously […]

Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, Meta, is developing a separate, text-based social network app.   It might compete with Mastodon, Twitter’s decentralized rival. We’re investigating a standalone decentralized social network for exchanging text updates, a spokeswoman told the BBC. “We think there is a need for a dedicated area where […]