France Will Not Ban Wi-Fi or Tor

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France will not ban the Tor anonymity network or public Wi-Fi, despite requests from police, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

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Manuel Valls, Image via bestfreepdf.tk

What the actual story is?

Le Monde reported an internal law enforcement document proposing to restrict freedom of Internet access ostensibly as a way to fight terrorism. “A ban of Wi-Fi is not a course of action envisaged. Internet is a freedom, is an extraordinary means of communication between people, it is a benefit to the economy.” Prime Minister responded.

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Authorities in the E.U. and U.S. are increasingly raising the issue of encryption.