Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill


English: Portrait of Jimmy Wales at the 10 ann...

English: Portrait of Jimmy Wales at the 10 anniversary party for Wikipedia London
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By Timothy B. Lee – “If we find that UK ISPs are mandated to keep track of every single webpage that you read at Wikipedia, I am almost certain we would immediately move to a default of encrypting all communication to the UK, so that the local ISP would only be able to see that you are speaking to Wikipedia, not what you are reading,” Wales told members of parliament. He said this wouldn’t be a difficult change to implement.

He said the data retention bill is “not the sort of thing I’d expect from a western democracy. It is the kind of thing I would expect from the Iranians or the Chinese.” more> http://tinyurl.com/8zghw9l

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