British PM David Cameron has probably spent many a night fantasising about giving intelligence agencies the ability to intercept and read any form of online communication. Think of the kids, think of terrorism, think of all the problems that could be solved if we had open and transparent communication. You know, like being able to see how the Royal’s influence Westminster, or what ministers are claiming expenses for.
All in all, it’s a horrible idea. From a security point of view it’s like putting the key to your front door under the mat. Sure, it’s handy in case you ever lock yourself out – but any thief could find it and gain free entry to your home. But don’t just take my word for it – I asked internationally renowned security expert Dave Lewis for his thoughts too.