David Cameron wants Whatsapp, Snapchat banned in Britain under new internet anti-terror laws
London, Jan 13 : Online messaging services like Whatsapp and Snapchat may face a ban in Britain as Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to introduce a slew of legislations that would deny terrorists a "safe space" to communicate online in the aftermath of a series of terror attacks in France.
The proposed legislation would provide a new legal framework that will authorize British intelligence agencies to crack the communications of terror suspects if there was specific intelligence of an imminent attack.
Cameron asked, "Are we going to allow a means of communications where it simply is not possible to do that?" He responded by saying: "no, we must not," reported The Guardian."
Several messaging services like, Snapchat, Apple's iMessage, WhatsApp and others, encrypt messages sent through their applications. If the legislation comes into effect, all such services will be banned that do not allow any access to the communications.
The legislation would only be introduced if Cameron is elected for a second term in Downing Street. (ANI)