Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
@art fucking hell, even the Tories here couldn't push that through. It was in their manifesto but basically laughed away
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 Wow, some parts of that article are exactly what I describe in one of my pinned toots.
@art I didn't have the chance to read the law, but how many layers deep does it go? Do they require backdoors in all crypto? because nobody is stopping you from pasting chunks of pgp/gpg encrypted text in your IM
@CarbonCatalyst As far as I can tell (not a lawyer) it focuses on companies and developers. They actually think they can muscle Apple into building back doors.
@art So whom do I contact about inserting them into my encrypted offsite backups?
Should this be our form of protest? Everyone, everywhere, encrypting junk and demanding that Australia be included in the transmission?
@art I'm streaming YouTube over SSL again! Here's the form you requested any time I do anything involving encryption.
@art I called my representative's office to understand why she supported the bill. When I expressed my concern that overseas governments will avoid Australian products, I was told that wont happen.
Yet this is exactly what the Australian government did to Huawei. The Chinese telecom vendor was banned from supplying equipment for the multi billion dollar NBN and 5G networks for fear that the Chinese Government would force Huawei to build in backdoors.
@art While I am sure it will never happen, I would love to see all the tech companies pull out of Australia in response.
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