Germany Might Pass a Law Requiring Backdoors in Any Type of Modern Device

Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s Interior Minister, while preparing a bill that allows the government to mandate backdoors in encryption, says that police officers are having a hard time investigating cases because smart devices are warning owners before officers could do anything about it. The Minister cites the cases of smart cars that alert an owner as soon as the car is shaken, even a little bit. He says he’d like police to be able to intercept that warning and stop it when investigating a case.

However, privacy advocates say the text also contains wording that would allow the German state to intercept any traffic on the Internet, effectively setting up a surveillance state with full snooping powers over everyone’s online communications. Experts called for caution before approving the new law, which could easily be abused in its current state.

You can read more in an article by Catalin Cimpanu in the Bleeping Computer web site at: http://bit.ly/2kxSywt.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.