Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.

I'm an Australian & I don't support this. How can anyone think developing a system to spy on everyone and a system which will certainly be exploited and abused by a good idea.

So much for a "free" society.

@Reznik @art I lived in Melbourne for a year and it's my absolute favoruite city in the world. I was thinking about getting another visa and moving back. This really saddens me. I hope the big non-Australia security providers (LetsEncrypt, Signal, etc.) just outright refuse to do this and show how pointless this law is.

I lived in Wellington back when they protested that GCHQ law that made what they did to Kim dotcom retroactively legal. 😞

@art I think it's unlikely that they can do this with open source developers. They could try, but it might be difficult to succeed without being noticed.

@bob @art It's why we many of us do our work so transparantly. In case anyone even threatens a law like this.

@bob @art I should clarify though that free software is not a solution to unjust laws like these. It does help society be less vulnerable to them, but having the law be against you is always dangerous. The only fix is to change the law.

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