The efforts of tech companies to disrupt online terror planning have been criticized after attacks in the U.K., but one analyst says there is little they can do.
"Encryption is used to secure all our conversations online. Strong encryption enables us to do commerce and do business and communicate in a very, very secure way," security consultant Brian Honan told CNBC on Monday. He said that asking tech companies to provide security services with special access to online communication can't be done.
"It is not possible mathematically and technically to create a back door or golden key that can only be used by law enforcement to bypass that encryption. What you are doing is weakening the strong property of encryption," said the CEO of BH Consulting.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her Home Secretary Amber Rudd have asked big
"We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide