Germany plans to fingerprint children, spy on personal messaging
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Germany plans to fingerprint children, spy on personal messaging
Germany plans to fingerprint children, spy on personal messaging

Germany is planning a new law giving authorities the right to look at private messages and fingerprint children as young as 6, the interior minister said on Wednesday after the last government gathering before a national election in September.

Ministers from central government and federal states said encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, allow militants and criminals to evade traditional surveillance.

"We can't allow there to be areas that are practically outside the law," interior minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters in the eastern town of Dresden.

Militant attacks in France, Britain and Germany have prompted European governments to tighten up on surveillance of suspected militants. Britain has proposed forcing messaging services to let authorities access encrypted communications. (...)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-germany...KKBN1951VG

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2017 Jun 15 03:17
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Catch the bigots before they leave the cradle! Perhaps some can be saved, if they're taken from their knuckle-dragging throwback parents and handed over to be raised by enlightened same-sex parents of diverse backgrounds.

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2017 Jun 15 09:13
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