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Apple Threatens to Pull iMessage and FaceTime from U.K. Amid Surveillance Demands
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Apple Threatens to Pull iMessage and FaceTime from U.K. Amid Surveillance Demands

In reaction to new measures that would increase the amount of digital surveillance that state intelligence agencies are allowed to conduct, Apple has issued a warning that it would prefer to discontinue providing iMessage and FaceTime services in the U.K. than give in to pressure from the government. The iPhone manufacturer is the most recent to join the chorus of those protesting against upcoming legislative revisions to the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) 2016 that will effectively render encryption protections worthless, according to the development, which was first reported by BBC News. The Online Safety Bill specifically mandates that businesses implement technologies to check encrypted messaging apps and other services for information related to terrorism and child sex exploita...