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October 18, 2019
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UK government to ban WhatsApp soon

LONDON: The popular app is likely to face an overall ban in UK as new laws being rushed through would stop people sending any form of encrypted messages.

Many messenger apps including WhatsApp, iMessage and Snapchat will face ban according to new law if they don’t conform they will face a ban.

Speaking earlier this year David Cameron warned: “In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?”

“My answer to that question is no we must not.”

“If I am Prime Minister, I will make sure it is a comprehensive piece of legislation that makes sure we do not allow terrorist safe spaces to communicate with each other.”

And the controversial law, nicknamed the ‘snoopers charter’, could be in place by the Autumn.

Home Secretary Theresa May, has warned that the Government will push the legislation through – with the recent terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and France forcing the government to act quickly.