The Washington Post has begun encrypting sections of its news website. The first major news outlet to take such an act acknowledges they may see a fall in ad sales as a result. This comes in addition to UK’s GCHQ expressing concern about the increasing spread of encryption.
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million in cash. His decision to change how news is delivered to consumers flies in the face of government security agencies. Last November, Robert Hannigan a GCHQ director, criticized social-media sites that would encrypt the news for frustrating the efforts of GCHQ tracking programs.
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