End-to-end encryption is a ‘disaster’ for counter-terrorism and stops police finding right-wing extremists online

End-to-end encryption on messaging apps is a “disaster” for counter-terrorism officials as it stops them finding extreme-right activity online, a new report warns.

Extreme right-wing terrorists’ “conspiracy theorist, anti-government outlook” means they are “often aware of what technical security measures they need to employ to avoid detection”, parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee says in its latest report.

As a result, they use encrypted platforms, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and ‘dark net’ websites to research and promote their ideas.

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Source: Sky News