We don’t want to ban encryption, but our inability to see what terrorists are plotting undermines our security – Telegraph.co.uk

Awful terror attacks this year have confirmed again how terrorists use internet platforms to spread their vile ideology, and to inspire and to plan their acts of violence.

Nearly every plot we uncover has a digital element to it. Go online and you will find your own do-it-yourself jihad at the click of a mouse. The tentacles of Daesh (Isil) recruiters in Syria reach back to the laptops in the bedrooms of boys and increasingly girls in our towns and cities up and down the country. The purveyors of far-Right extremism pump out their brand of hate across the globe, without ever leaving home.

The scale of what is happening cannot be downplayed. Before he mowed down the innocents on Westminster Bridge and stabbed Pc Keith Palmer, Khalid Masood is thought to have watched extremist videos. Daesh claim to have created 11,000 new social media accounts in May alone. Our analysis shows that three-quarters…

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We don’t want to ban encryption, but our inability to see what terrorists are plotting undermines our security – Telegraph.co.uk

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