Privacy

Wikipedia Plans Encryption To Thwart Government Monitoring

"That kind of response for us to do is not difficult," says Jimmy Wales

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said that his website will encrypt connections with Britain if plans to track internet, text and email use become law.

The measures would require internet service providers such as Vodafone and Virgin Media to keep tabs on every single page accessed by UK citizens.

But Mr Wales told MPs and peers yesterday that it would be relatively easy for Wikipedia to thwart any snooping on how people had been using the site by encrypting data.