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01/22/2015 11:35 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

The Problem With David Cameron's 'Schizophrenic' Cyber Security Request

Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron asked for the U.S government's help in preventing companies like Facebook and Google from encrypting messages, but Defense One technology editor Patrick Tucker says this approach to cyber security from a governmental perspective "borders on schizophrenic."

As part of HuffPost Live's continued coverage of the 2015 World Economic Forum, Tucker spoke with host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Wednesday about Cameron's conflicting messages.

"On the one hand, what [Cameron] said is that we need to partner with the United States and we need to make sure that international companies are safe from cyber hackers," Trucker explained. "At the same time, he went to the president of the United States and he appeared before a whole bunch of lawmakers and he asked them, 'Don't let Google, don't let Apple and don't let Facebook encrypt messages.' ... So these two things really conflict, and it shows you just how difficult and complicated this problem is."

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