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UK could force messaging apps to scan for child sexual abuse images

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Heavily encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp could be required to adopt cutting-edge technology to spot child sexual abuse material or face the threat of significant fines, under new changes to UK digital saf...

Labour should focus on policy instead of ‘tough on crime’ messaging, charity says

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The Labour party is indulging in “cheap politics” by accusing the Conservatives repeatedly of being soft on crime, the head of a leading prison reform charity has claimed. Andrea Coomber QC, the chief executive of the...

Labour messaging should be clear, consistent and positive, report says

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Keir Starmer’s Labour should mirror the consistency of messaging and positive vision used by the party ahead of Tony Blair’s first election win 25 years ago, a report has said, while stressing that it is not enough to...

Two convicted in first murder plot case involving EncroChat messaging system

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Two men who planned a revenge shooting have been convicted at the Old Bailey in the first murder plot case involving the use of the encrypted messaging system EncroChat. Paul Fontaine, 36, from Hackney in London, and ...

Encrypted messaging system used to procure gun for murder, court hears

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A sophisticated encrypted phone messaging system was used to supply a firearm for a murder and to hatch a failed plot to carry out another killing, an Old Bailey jury has been told at the trial of two men whose secret...

The UK’s vague messaging on the Covid vaccine and pregnancy was a mistake

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When you’re pregnant, it’s understandable that you might feel cautious. After all, you’re told to avoid all sorts of things – soft cheeses, alcohol, certain medications – because they could be bad for the baby. You mi...

Biden health chief endures Fox News grilling over mixed Covid messaging

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Facing accusations of confusing messaging about the Omicron Covid surge, a senior Biden administration official was forced on to the back foot on Sunday by a supreme court justice’s mistaken remark about hospitalisati...

Hundreds arrested after Australian police and FBI crack underworld messaging app

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Hundreds of suspected organised crime figures in 18 countries have been arrested after US and Australian agencies hacked into an app used by criminals and read millions of encrypted messages, Australian officials have...

Vague messaging risks causing rise in English Covid cases, say scientists

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As confusion over whether people should really be travelling to “amber list” countries grew earlier this month, Boris Johnson stressed that his government was trying to move away from “endlessly legislating everything...

Signal: China appears to have blocked encrypted messaging app

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The encrypted messaging app Signal appears to have been blocked in mainland China, the latest foreign social media service to cease working in a country where the government tightly controls the flow of information. A...