The U.K. government is pushing for backdoor access to encrypted messaging apps after it emerged the killer in last week’s attack in London used WhatsApp just minutes before striking.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said WhatsApp — owned by Facebook (FB, Tech30) — and other services cannot provide “a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.”

“It used to be that people would steam-open envelopes or just listen in on phones when they wanted to find out what people were doing, legally, through warranty,” Rudd said in a BBC interview on Sunday. “But on this situation we need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted WhatsApp.”

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Government officials confirmed that they have invited tech companies to a meeting on Thursday to talk about encrypted messaging, as well as extremist content on Facebook and Google(GOOGL, Tech30).

The search giant is already under fire for allowing advertisements to appear alongside extremist content. Several big clients, including the British government, have suspended their ad spending with Google in the last two weeks.

WhatsApp added full end-to-end encryption for all communications in April 2016. It said then that it was impossible for third parties — including the company itself — to peek into users’ encrypted conversations.

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