Social media and technology companies to cooperate against cybercrime

Rapid advances in technology are allowing terrorists to operate “out of the reach” of British spies, the head of MI5, Andrew Parker has claimed.

Speaking to the the BBC’s Today programme, Parker called on social media and technology companies to cooperate with investigations into “severe” terrorism threats. In the first ever live interview from a serving intelligence chief, Parker said technological innovation was making it harder to track terror suspects and that encryption and communication tools were especially worrisome.

His call to international tech companies comes in a year when MI5 has intercepted six terror attempts, the highest number in any year Parker can remember.

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Source: Wired

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