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Australia Passes Controversial Encryption Bill Despite Opposition From Apple and Other Tech Companies

3 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

The Australian parliament on Thursday passed controversial encryption legislation that could result in tech companies being forced to give law enforcement access to encrypted customer messages.
As we reported in October, Apple opposed the legislation in a seven-page letter to the Australian parliament, calling the encryption bill "dangerously ambiguous" and wide open to potential abuse by authorities.
Advocates of the bill, officially titled " Assistance and Access Bill 2018 ," argue it is essential to national security because encrypted communications are used by terrorist groups and...
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Anti-Encryption Law Has Been Passed In Australia

Anti-Encryption Law Has Been Passed In Australia

3 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Encryption just like many tools in life, can be used for good and bad things. For example it is used to help protect hackers from intercepting your messages, credit card numbers, emails, and more. However encryption can also be viewed negatively as it can be used by the bad guys to send messages and information that law enforcement cannot access. This has been a point of contention amongst law enforcement agencies around the world, who feel that tech companies who use encryption in their consumer products are making it hard to stop the bad guys. However it seems that over in Australia, the...
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