TechCrunch: Australia passes ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption law after bipartisan compromise

TechCrunch: Australia passes ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption law after bipartisan compromise. “Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue ‘technical notices’ — a nice way of forcing companies — even websites — operating in Australia to help the government hack, implant malware, undermine encryption or insert backdoors at the behest of the government.”

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