You may not understand how end-to-end encryption works, but you use it all the time. It protects your messages and emails, your purchases and bank transfers, and your access to websites and services. Governments around the world have tried to prohibit end-to-end encryption because they want to be able to listen in on what you say and spy on what you do.
In the UK, the government is planning a PR blitz to try to paint end-to-end encryption as dangerous, in reaction to Facebook adding end-to-end encryption to its Messenger app. The main thrust of their campaign is to paint end-to-end encryption as endangering children.
If end-to-end encryption is made illegal, you would not be able to do very much on the internet, at least not securely. Here are 10 ways that end-to-end encryption protects you.
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