GCHQ director: Tor is a ‘brilliant invention’ that highlights the perils of encryption

GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan has described the anonymous Tor network as a “brilliant invention” but one that highlights the growing problem of encrypted services.

Hannigan gave a long speech at MIT covering many aspects of the current technology landscape, touching on encryption, surveillance and the balance between civil liberties and data access that agencies such as GCHQ have to strike.

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