First it was the Investigatory Powers Bill, then mandatory registration to watch porn came, followed by the lunatic copyright filter. Currently another proposal is being made to ban the sale of routers and phones that enable you to flash a custom firmware.
Some smart and powerful influential people have your back:
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Fret not, you’re not alone, the U.S. politicians want to regulate and ban encryption! LOL.
Fight the power. If even a fraction of this is implemented the underground revolt will hit back, hard. Best thing you can do at this point is educate and secure yourself. Something something lost my router in a boating accident.
It’s worth noting, whether or not this makes “it better”, that the U.K. has a history of banning things; books, boxing, mixed martial arts, alcohol, firearms, risque dress, etc. Them setting their sights on software just means they’re trying to be with the times
Important to note that the UK is part of Europe. Europe is not the European Union. Part of Russia for example is in Europe sitting on Eastern Europe.
The second note is that this particular proposal is an EU creation not a UK one. The UK has no say in what the EU want as new laws, there not elected. The UK only starts to have a say once its pushed forward.