Belgium investigates wiretapping Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook




Belgian Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs investigate whether messages sent via Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp can be drained. Tuesday turned out that Belgium wants to drain connections of people who call for terrorism.

Drain It is not clear how concrete are the plans of the Belgian government; Belgian newspaper De Morgen reports only that Justice Minister Koen Geens consider the possibility of communication through online services like Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp to drain as people turn to terrorism or recruit people.

Incidentally ask governments Facebook and Skype with a court order to communicate suspects. In the case of WhatsApp is that difficult, at least when it comes to Android users: here is encrypted communication between users, end-to-end, which means that WhatsApp can not see the communication between users.

Tuesday proved already that the Belgian Minister of Justice also phones will be able to draw from people who call for terrorism. The police and the secret services had already called for greater powers on the Internet as a hack power, which probably soon will be introduced in the Netherlands. Belgium is not as far as the British government. Prime Minister David Cameron said earlier this week that he wants to prohibit communication with end-to-end encryption.


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