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The UK government are planning to scrape strong encryption and allow backdoors into our security systems throughout society in the UK. This idea is pointless for it allows them access and also the possibility of criminals gaining access to our communication systems over the Internet by gaining such access themselves, this will put our society in a situation causing damage for those backdoors could be penetrated by criminal hackers, therefore increasing the likelihood of increasing criminally in society/cyberspace. There is a petition on the UK government site that requires signatures, searching on 'encryption' will find that petition on their site. I highly recommend that UK netizens sign this petition because the government doesn't understand about the benefits of encryption; Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and Twitter have also sent in a reply to the UK government explaining the situation to them on why this action is not wise.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106369 The government's response to the question; generally I would accept this response, but it is clear from their standpoint that they still wish to allow backdoors into our encrypted networks to keep up with technological advances in our society! With encryption, there are no backdoors or method of breaking them without allowing backdoors currently, to state otherwise is pointless. I still request that those concerned sign this petition so it can so be discussed in a more expertly way. If there are weaknesses then they should be avoided and encryption improved accordingly.