The laws of Australia will trump the laws of mathematics: Turnbull

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Minimalist, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. mood

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    Aussies demand backdoor to encrypted apps. Good luck with that says tech industry
    December 5, 2018
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/05/oz_decryption_law/
     
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    Is he referring to that failed 2016 plot by some unorganized wannabe terrorists?
    Did encryption play any role in that?

    EDIT:
    Actually, I don't even want to know...Going to just block the whole stupid country in all my incoming/outcoing firewall rules from now on
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    http://www.iwik.org/ipcountry/AU.cidr
    
     
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  4. mirimir

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    Hey, maybe it's not to late to invest in Malaysia, Indonesia and/or New Guinea data centers :)
     
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    My name is Krusty and I'm an Aussie. :(
     
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    If it's any help in terms of Schadenfreude, I'm from the UK. Beat that! The IPA has rather vague provisions for busting encryption, but potentially can be used that way.

    @mirimir - Perth is roughly equidistant between Singapore and Sydney, the distances are huge, so latency is an issue going anywhere outside jurisdiction from the east coast.
     
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    I was just remembering that some "Australian" VPN servers are actually in Singapore. But yes, Australia is huge, and isolated.

    Reminds me of On the Beach :(
     
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    Australia's Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact the World
    https://www.wired.com/story/australia-encryption-law-global-impact/
     
  11. Krusty

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    Australia data encryption laws explained
     
  12. mirimir

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    There will always be a workaround.
     
  13. deBoetie

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    @Minimalist - indeed, it's been obvious that the 5-eyes security services have been in undemocratic collusion for many years, and one of their techniques is to salami slice laws on a ratchet effect by exploiting political or terrorist acts in one jurisdiction as a model and justification for others to say - well they do it, so why don't we? These laws and land-grab never get reversed.

    Not a brave new world I want.
     
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    The federal government and Labor have passed controversial new encryption laws. What do they actually mean?
     
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    Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent
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    https://protonmail.com/blog/australia-anti-encryption-law/
     
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