Teaching Mathematics Is Apparently Terrorism

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“Teaching Mathematics Is Apparently Terrorism” reports Rick Falvinge, Head of Privacy at Private Internet Access, to describe Scotland Yard’s set of charges against Samata Ullah.

Although the intended purpose of Samata Ullah’s actions are understood to be terrorist related it has raised a few eyebrows across the IT sector (see here, and here) to see the underlying technology maligned in such broad terms.

What do you think?


Count 2: Terrorist Training. Between 31 December 2015 and 22 September 2016 Samata Ullah provided instruction or training in the use of encryption programmes.

Count 3: Preparation for terrorism. Between 31 December 2015 and 22 September 2016 Samata Ullah, ... , by researching an encryption programme, developing an encrypted version of his blog site and publishing the instructions around the use of programme on his blog site. Contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006.

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