Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Australia’s Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact the World

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Australia’s Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact the World

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Australia’s parliament passed controversial legislation on Thursday that will allow the country’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to demand access to end-to-end encrypted digital communications. This means that Australian authorities will be able to compel tech companies like Facebook and Apple to make backdoors in their secure messaging platforms, including WhatsApp and iMessage. Cryptographers and…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Australia’s anti-encryption law will merely relocate the backdoors: Expert

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Australia’s anti-encryption law will merely relocate the backdoors: Expert

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The greatest threat posed by Australia’s planned new anti-encryption laws comes from the voluntary requests made to communication providers, not the compulsory notices to give technical assistance, according Dr Chris Culnane, because they have greater scope and less oversight. “At a very high level, the legislation introduces two compulsory notices, and one voluntary request. Whilst…