British Home Secretary Amber Rudd Sunday, March 26, attacked WhatsApp for refusing intelligence services and police access to its encrypted messaging service, used by Khalid Masood three minutes before his terrorist rampage in London last Wednesday. She presented this opacity as an impediment to the investigation into his deadly attack and to the prevention of terror in general
Khalid Masood was shot dead after killing four people including a policeman when he rammed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then tried to force his way into parliament. Referring to his use of WhatsApp’s End-to-End encryption service to communicate with an unknown person minutes before the attack, Rudd said “We need to make sure that organizations like WhatsApp – and there are plenty of others like that – don’t provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.”
Much better is a one on one, agreement behind the scenes to EXPOSE the text in question, a blast like this affirming WhatsApp’s intransigent stand protecting it’s clients, and then using the app as a counterintelligence tool.
Never the less London has to answer for security, and STILL this has posed the question of car drivers becoming cruise missile pilots.
We are STILL not asking ourselves the questions of WHAT in the brain of these morons is so screwed up that they think mowing down French students and a couple on the 25th anniversary because they think it is their personal responsibility to kill innocents in order to advance god AND get laid forever by more wimmin’ than one can possible have ‘use’ for.
Is there some genetic marker, enzyme combination, hormonal disturbance, EEG, P300 criterion that distinguishes those willing to commit such acts from those who support the END desired by mass murderers but wish to do so through the life they lead as examples to men? Are these killers when acting doing so with the same markers as Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold?
Why aren’t we even asking ourselves the questions needed to ELUCIDATE the kind of R&D needed to TRY to answer this horror?
Maybe we should just make carrying a MANDATE as part of Obamacare?
One thing is for certain.
BLASPHEMY LAWS are not the answer. But they are a funny attempt.