- Do you know about end-to-end encryption?
- Have you used messaging apps that are known to have end-to-end encryption?
- argue /AHR-gyoo/
- whether /HWETH-er/
- private /PRAHY-vit/
- criminal /KRIM-uh-nl/
- protect /pruh-TEKT/
[verb] – to give the reasons for your opinion about the truth of something or to explain why you believe something should be done
She argued that eating fruits and vegetables every day is important for maintaining good health.
[conjunction] – (used especially in reporting questions and expressing doubts) if, or not
I’m not sure whether I should go to the party or stay home tonight.
[adjective] – only for one person or group and not for everyone
I have a private conversation with my best friend.
[noun] – someone who commits a crime
The police arrested the criminal for stealing from the store.
[verb] – to keep someone or something safe from injury, damage, or loss
I wear sunscreen to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
In the last decade, many people have started using encrypted apps daily. Governments and security agencies were unsure about this technology at first. Four years ago, Mark Zuckerberg said Messenger and Instagram would always use encryption. This worried governments and law enforcement. They asked for more protection. People want more safeguards, but the details are not known yet.
Encryption is a matter of concern for several countries, such as the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, India, Turkey, Japan, and Brazil. In the UK, there is a proposed law called the Online Safety Bill. It wants messaging apps to scan messages for safety. The government believes this is important for catching criminals and terrorists. They are especially worried about online child grooming and want to protect children.
True or False:
- The issue of encryption has not garnered attention from governments and security agencies around the world.
- Governments and people are seeking more safeguards related to encryption, although the specific details are unknown.
- There are no proposed laws related to online safety or messaging app scanning in the UK.
- Governments and law enforcement agencies do not have concerns about encryption technology.
- The use of encrypted apps has become increasingly common in the last decade.
Fill in the blanks:
- The judge sentenced the ________ to five years in prison for robbery.
- He ______ against the decision, presenting several strong points to support his stance.
- The security guard is here to _______ the building from unauthorized access.
- It’s unclear _______ she will be able to attend the meeting due to her busy schedule.
- The company has a _______ meeting for the managers only.