Another terrorist attack, another surveillance bill proposed. Will politicians ever learn that breaking encryption would bring more harm than good?
Only five days after the terrorist attack, the EU Council of Ministers is proposing a draft to backdoor
WhatsApp, Signal and other encrypted messenger apps to combat terrorism. While this looks like politicians have
just been waiting for another attack to present their newest surveillance bill, let's look at the facts of this particular case:
Would Austrian authorities have been able to stop the Vienna terrorist attack, had they had access to the encrypted chat
history of the terrorist prior to the attack?