David Cameron Wants To Ban Snapchat & WhatsApp
We can’t imagine how well the decision will go down…
Next time you complain about your phone autosaving Whatsapp images, or how weird your little sister’s Snapchat pictures are, remember that David Cameron wants to stop you from sending them altogether.
Dave’s got so sick of Nigel Farage reading his messages and not replying that he wants to pull the plug on WhatsApp, Snapchat and ‘other encrypted online applications’.
The move comes in reaction to stopping messaging services that intelligence forces (ie. MI5) can’t read. Mr Cameron’s reasoning for the move to ban Whatsapp is that, apparently, they’re a main form of communication between potential terrorists.
An example of what he means is likely to be the 2011 riots, where the now essentially defunct BBM was used as a source of communication between those involved.
However, in a government collected report from 2013, conclusions were drawn that included the direct quote “Social media, used to spread the riots, was quickly used for the more productive task of helping to bring people together in a collective show of unity against criminality.”
Hey David, stick that in your pipe and smoke it. Also, good luck shutting down an app that this time last year had 450 million users.