>> TERRORISM AND THE IRONIC THREAT ON SECURITY
Something for the "wtf" category and may have impact for the security of
In the aftermath of the
unfortunate attacks on the freedom of speech in the
western world and the twisted misconception of Muslim extremists comes
the worst form of terror against every day citizens and emerging technology.
In what seems to be total lack of "common sense", David Camerom has announced
significant new surveillance powers
that will put in place new laws to crack down on almost all encrypted
While most may thing this will have an impact on social networking applications
like Whatsapp, iChat, BBM and other instant messaging applications - not to
mention in the UK it is already a requirement citizens must
provide their phone passwords
on demand - it may potentially have a direct impact on the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things received a lot of criticism in 2014 due to the
lack of having security in the first place; more specifically secure
communication of potentially sensitive information.
What is to differentiate the common citizen who wishes to chat humbly between
their friends and devices that exists as part of the Internet of Things
ecosystem? In the end; they want to put a ban on the same technology that
currently secures our social communication that will also secure the
communication of information between devices.
is also running a story on this - you can get a good laugh out of some
of the comments that are being posted; by people who actually have a clue:
Instead of trying to be "big brother" like our friends over at the
- maybe it is time to find ways to educate people and control these
terrorism groups better; if they ban technology we depend on - the
terrorists will go back to old school communication methods and no-one wins.