This is a cross post from my less technical blog at https://abeath.blog Passed the Senate last night, rushed through in a day by a bunch of politicians that probably haven't read any of the submissions or listened to anyone in IT about the impact on privacy these encryption changes will make. Man it makes my blood boil. There was an article on Business Insider about it quoting a software consultant in Melbourne Tom Sulston and he summed it up really well: 1. The bill is bad for security because encryption keeps us safe from criminals. This bill will make it easier for them to hack us. 2: The bill is bad for jobs because software companies will choose not to work in Australia, as this bill is fundamentally incompatible with GDPR. 3: The bill is bad for workers, as it opens up all sorts of penalties if we conscientiously object to being drafted into the security services. 4: The bill is bad for democracy as it will make it easier for a sitting government to access the priva
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