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[IP] re More on Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages
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Dave Farber
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Subject: Re: [IP] More on Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages
Date: July 14, 2017 at 1:59:38 PM EDT
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The Australian Signals Directorate has said it has no concerns about the
Turnbull government's avid use of WhatsApp for normal communication, but
Labor is questioning whether it has been used for the transmission of
sensitive and classified messages.
Earlier on Monday, the Prime Minister's department has confirmed his
smartphone app of choice, WhatsApp, is not on the Australian Signals
Directorate's approved list for sensitive and classified communication.
But the Prime Minister's cyber security adviser Alastair MacGibbon
consulted ASD and said they had advised there was no problem for it to be
used by parliamentarians for everyday discussion.
"""
http://www.afr.com/news/spies-give-whatsapp-malcolm-turnbulls-app-of-choice-the-ok-20161017-gs437i <http://www.afr.com/news/spies-give-whatsapp-malcolm-turnbulls-app-of-choice-the-ok-20161017-gs437i>
Date: July 14, 2017 at 7:58:08 AM EDT
Subject: Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages
Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages
https://apnews.com/621e0913072a4cb5a1a7f7338721b059/Australia-plans-law-to-force-tech-giants-to-decrypt-messages
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday proposed
a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as
Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages
sent by suspected extremists and other criminals.
But some experts, as well as Facebook, warned that weakening end-to-end
encryption services so that police could eavesdrop would leave
communications vulnerable to hackers.
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