THERE IS NO WAY THIS WILL OBVIOUSLY BACKFIRE! | Australia Becomes First Western Nation to Ban Secure Encryption

@art BWWaAAAAaAAhaAHaaAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! 🤣 🤣 🤣

Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I saw that. 😁


What it is all about is that law enforcement can ask you for help in accessing data and you are obliged to help if the request is "technically feasible" and you have the requisite skills and access. If you wish to resist and/or build secure products, therein lies your challenge.

This is actually not much different from what the US and other countries already doing with secret court orders.

@mike Perhaps it's like the terrible terrible system that we have in the states but that doesn't excuse this mess. Both countries should get their shit together.

@art if they implement it as well as they have done all their other knee-jerk technical legislation I'm sure we have nothing to worry about

@art The hilarious part of this is that both of our major parties (conservative-right /and/ the liberal-centrist) voted for it.

Proving that once again, liberals ( big-L and small-l in Australia) can go get in the bin.


@art This article is from 5 weeks ago or so and the headline is misleading as it is not (or wasn't 5 weeks ago) a done deal yet. It had only passed in the "lower chamber".

I tried searching to find an update to see if it has passed the the upper house and gone into law but I think not since the only story that came up was this one and even older ones).

The Australian government is dumb enough to do this though!

Is Australia called a "western" nation though it is geographically more towards the east than China, just because it has a majority white population?

Let's hope that this blows up sooner than later. If it doesn't, other places will (naively, incorrectly) argue that it "can be done and works in Australia".

In the larger picture, this is yet another weakening of free speech. Without this bedrock principal other freedoms will tumble. People need to wake up before it is too late.

@art If states start requiring companies to put backdoors in products, can we still trust open source software like ?

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