British Home Secretary Priti Patel

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel speaks in the House of Commons, in London. (AFP file photo)

UK home secretary warns Meta its encryption plans could be ‘grotesque betrayal’ of children

  • Priti Patel voiced concerns that the use of the technology, which is designed to guarantee security, could hinder official investigations into child abuse
  • The US tech giant intends to extend the use of end-to-end encryption, already in use on WhatsApp, to its Facebook and Instagram platforms next year
By Arab News ·