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"We can’t include a backdoor in Signal" - Signal messenger stands firm against Australian anti-encryption law
Like many others, we have been following the latest developments in Australia related to the “Assistance and Access” bill with a growing sense of frustration. The widespread adoption of strong cryptography and end-to-end encryption has given people around the world the ability to protect their personal information and communicate securely. Life is increasingly lived online, and the everyday actions of billions of people depend on this foundation remaining strong. Attempting to roll back the clock on security improvements which have massively benefited Australia and the entire global community is a disappointing development.
december 2018 by joeybaker
Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition
Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — a nice way…
encryptionWars  governmentOverreach 
december 2018 by joeybaker
ACLU Wants Release of Secret Court Order Demanding Facebook Build Surveillance Backdoor
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know how and why, exactly, a joint federal-state task force tracking the MS-13 gang tried to order social giant Facebook to build a backdoor into its Messenger app for surveillance purposes, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.
surveillanceState  judicialSecrecy  encryptionWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker

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