This article originally appeared on SC Media UK.

The G20 brings together the governments of the 20 most powerful nations on earth (Casa Rosada via Wikimedia Commons)
The leader of the Internet Society has called for the mass encryption of the internet. The society’s President and CEO Kathryn Brown said as much in a blogpost friday.

In the blog, she said global economies are underpinned by a securely connected world: “Strong encryption is an essential piece to the future of the world’s economy and the Internet Society believes it should be the norm for all online transactions.”


Doing conversations with your friend on iMessage and thinking that they are safe and out of reach from anyone else other than you and your friend? No, it’s not.

End-to-end encryption doesn’t mean that your iMessages are secure enough to hide your trace because Apple not only stores a lot of information about your iMessages that could reveal your contacts and location, but even share that information with law enforcement via court orders.