Whatsapp, iMessage and Snapchat ban in UK

LONDON: Strict new laws in Britain may lead to citizens facing a ban of popular online messaging services.


A new legislation is strongly being pushed by British Prime Minister David Cameron which may lead to a ban on Whatsapp, iMessage and Snapchat.

These services encrypt communication between uses and thus can be outlawed under the proposed legislation.

The legislation which is called Investigatory Powers Bill requires companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook to keep a record of conversations between users.