New surveillance laws will be formed to force the leading Internet firms such as Apple, Facebook and Google to hand over encrypted messages from supposed terrorists.

Reportedly, all the internet bigwigs will now have to provide access to encrypted conversations from criminals and suspected terrorists to British spying agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. This plan is an attempt to bolster the existing surveillance powers of the British spies.

According to the new Investigatory Powers Bill, Facebook owned WhatsApp, Snapchat and similar popular communication apps will be required to hand over their user messages.

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