British Spies Tried to End Tech’s Encryption Debate. But Their ‘Ghost Proposal’ Only Rekindled It

Late last year, the British counterpart to the U.S. National Security Agency–Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ–made an attempt to break the logjam that is the encryption debate. That attempt has just crashed and burned. In an open letter published Thursday, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook’s WhatsApp, plus a host of cryptography experts and human rights […]