Encryption

Swipe Right for Crime

The encrypted apps that bring the criminal web to your mobile phone.
Police across the globe have successfully infiltrated leading dark web criminal markets. The result is that the trade in illegal drugs, stolen credit cards and indecent images of children is shifting to encrypted mobile phone apps. The crooks believe their business is protected by 'uncrackable' technology. So what should Government and the telecoms companies do to ensure criminals do not exploit secure encryption?

Reporter: Geoff White
Producer: David Lewis
Editor: Gail Champion

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