Internet firms warn UK against 'dangerous' changes to law

By GizBot Bureau
|

Major US Internet companies are urging the British government to reconsider a plan to make telecommunications firms help spies hack into computers and phones.

Internet firms warn UK against 'dangerous' changes to law

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill would require telecoms companies to keep records of customers' Web histories for up to a year, and to help security services gain access to suspects' electronic devices.

In a submission to British lawmakers today, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo said that "to the extent this could involve the introduction of risks or vulnerabilities into products or services, it would be a very dangerous precedent to set."

SEE ALSO: 20 Best Budget 4G Smartphones To Buy In India This January 2016

They urged the government to reconsider, and warned against changes that would weaken online encryption, which they called a "fundamental security tool." The government says it will set out final proposals in the spring.

Source PTI

Most Read Articles
Best Mobiles in India

Read More About: internet news

Best Phones

Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more