Others want to look over your shoulders

The European Union recently launched a controversial proposal aimed at combating online child abuse. Under this plan, messages on popular platforms such as WhatsApp could be monitored by the government to detect suspicious activity. While fighting child abuse is a noble and necessary goal, this proposal raises serious privacy concerns for citizens.

The Fight Against Child Abuse

Let us be clear: The fight against child abuse is of the utmost importance. It is a devastating problem causing damage worldwide and all possible measures must be taken to protect vulnerable children. Technology companies must take responsibility and work with governments to eliminate this evil. Protecting children should always be a priority.

Privacy compromised

Yet this new measure comes with a price. The checking of private messages by governments, even before they are sent, represents an invasion of privacy for millions of citizens. WhatsApp and similar platforms offer end-to-end encryption, meaning that only the sender and receiver can see the content of messages. This ensures secure and private communication. The EU proposal would undermine this encryption, which is not only an invasion of privacy but also poses risks to information security.

The Decentralized Solution

However, there is an alternative that protects citizens’ privacy: the decentralized network. A decentralized Internet is based on blockchain technology and spreads data across a network of independent nodes, leaving no central point of control or weakness. This system provides robust security against hacks and data breaches while ensuring user privacy. By taking a decentralized approach, we can maintain the integrity and confidentiality of our communications.

Participate: Build or Buy a Node

To strengthen this decentralized network, the help of you and businesses is needed. By building or buying nodes, we can collectively contribute to a more secure and privacy-friendly Internet. Each node helps stabilize and expand the network, freeing us from dependence on central authorities that may violate our privacy.

Instead of sacrificing our privacy in the fight against child abuse, we must opt for innovative, decentralized solutions that ensure both security and privacy. Together, we can build a future where children are protected and our personal information remains secure.