UpVote: Turkish regime jails IT trainers in encryption clampdown – Ars Technica UK

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On UpVote this week we discuss Turkey’s deepening crackdown against critics of the Erdogan regime, which recently imprisoned IT trainers who were teaching citizens how to secure their digital communications.

We’re joined by Amnesty Internationals tech adviser, Tanya O’Carroll, to work out why the net has widened to include tech experts who help human rights’ advocates stay safe in a country that is increasingly and chillingly hostile to freedom of speech, following a failed coup to topple president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

End-to-end encryption isn’t only perceived as a threat to oppressive regimes, however. This week, the UK’s home secretary Amber Rudd once again pushed tech firms such as Facebook and Google to do more to prevent terrorists from using their services. Rudd claimed “real people” dont care about an app’s security. Is she sure about that?

UpVote is a Wired and Ars Technica UK co-production hosted by Rowland Manthorpe and Kelly Fiveash.

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, August 2.

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