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Over the last few weeks we've seen the government increase the rhetoric around the need to access encrypted messages sent using services such as Telegram, WhatsApp, iMessage and others.
An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone. The documents, which have since been removed, indicate that the ATO has access to Universal Forensic Extraction software made by the Israeli company Cellebrite.
Australia's overseas spy agencies would be given new powers to gather intelligence on "classes" of Australians with suspected links to terrorist organisations, under one of the recommendations of a government-commissioned review.
An encrypted messaging app first launched in Sydney has poured cold water on Malcolm Turnbull's push for tech companies to decrypt information for law enforcement purposes, saying his service and many others could not comply -- because "there is nothing for us to provide", and because of internati
Apple's top privacy executives have flown out to Australia twice in the past month to lobby the Turnbull government over looming changes to laws that govern access to encrypted messages.
Advice for anyone trying to figure out how to balance the perils of the digital world with its benefits. Earlier this week, I asked parents to share their approach to protecting the privacy of their children as they begin to use devices with Internet access and social networks.
Australian police have yet to show that mandatory metadata retention represents the best "bang for your buck" for criminal investigations, according to a leading criminologist. But the government is already taking steps beyond that with its newly-announced counter-encryption plans.
Edward Snowden’s 2013 intelligence leaks unveiled the extent and sophistication of data collection undertaken by the United States’ National Security Agency and major global digital firms.
The Australian government is in the process of proposing new laws to combat message encryption used by technology companies from overseas in the case of law enforcement needing access to certain users messages in police investigations.
Privacy feels like a dull subject these days – existing in the world of deep Facebook settings and endless unseen terms and conditions. The loss of it seems a small price to pay for having the world available at our fingertips.
When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave a media conference at Holsworthy army base yesterday, the imagery was stark – a presentation draped in the trappings of militarism.
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NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness. On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr.
The encryption debate ends now. As a society we simply can’t allow backdoors in encryption. Anyone who tells you otherwise has absolutely no idea how computers work. Backdoors are a threat to the security of the entire world.
Women on the internet have become accustomed to vicious namecalling. They're used to the "dick pics", aggro sleaze and burlesquely-punctuated threats of rape and dismemberment. Some are even used to the online circulation of home addresses and private photo collections.
Sure, the government have demonstrated their incompetence in looking after your official data - so why shouldn't they be able to do the same with all your personal communications? Security has become the all-purpose justification for a lot of sweeping new controls over your activity, citizens.
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Taking the opportunity to alert the world of its highly encrypted messaging app beyond Australia’s jurisdiction, SafeSwiss has made Swiss cheese of Malcolm Turnbull’s encryption troubles.
The government has released guidelines for Commonwealth agencies that employ Section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act to request ISPs’ assistance to disrupt illegal online services.
Copyright law sometimes allows you to use someone else’s work - as long as it’s fair. In Australia this is called “fair dealing”, and it’s different to the law in the US, which is called “fair use”.
Australian schools are tracking what students do on their mobile phones using technology that can also disable their cameras.
Malcolm Turnbull says the ‘law of Australia’ will prevail over the ‘laws of mathematics’ in new legislation on encryption. But he is on shaky ground Malcolm Turnbull says the ‘law of Australia’ will prevail over the ‘laws of mathematics’ in new legislation on encryption.
When is a government back door into your social media account a back door and when is it "access to communications"?
Brought to politics by his passionate opposition to nuclear power and weapons, Scott Ludlam became the millenial-ish voice in parliament despite being well into his 40s.
"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia", said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today.
Setting out sweeping new laws that look to pit the federal government and security agencies against US tech companies Apple and Facebook, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the laws of Australia take precedence over the laws of mathematics.
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There’s a line of John Howard’s that Malcolm Turnbull is particularly fond of parroting.
Digital Rights Watch has expressed concerns at the Government’s announcement of new legislation designed to compel social media companies to hand over access to user’s encrypted content.
Regardless of what the laws of mathematics state around breaking into end-to-end encryption, the Australian government is determined to bring in laws that go against them, with the Prime Minister of Australia telling ZDNet that the laws produced in Canberra are able to trump the laws of mathematics
Australia will introduce draft legislation that will attempt to force technology companies to break into end-to-end encrypted messages by the end of the year.
Social media giants like Facebook and Google will face new laws to compel them to help Australian security agencies get access to encrypted messages from suspected terrorists and other criminals.
Some of the world's biggest tech companies joined forces with 80,000 websites in support of the "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality". No, you didn't just step into a time machine and head back to 2014 when this battle was last fought.
Your internet experience may look a little different today. That's because Netflix, OKCupid, Airbnb, Reddit, and dozens of other popular websites greeted visitors on Wednesday with messages urging them to protect the free and open internet.
When you attack the Internet, the Internet fights back. Today, the Internet went all out in support of net neutrality. Hundreds of popular websites featured pop-ups suggesting that those sites had been blocked or throttled by Internet service providers.
Share on twitter Share on facebook Our battle for the future of the Internet has begun. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.
Forty-eight hours before Federal Police assured Australians they had amended internal rules to stop unlawful access to sensitive metadata, they were apparently still operating under guidelines that had led to at least one serious breach.
Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will band together for a day of action against a threat to the open internet. So what’s the big deal? Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will band together for a day of action against a threat to the open internet.
8 members of Congress are leading the charge to repeal Net Neutrality. Here’s exactly how much money they have received from Comcast, Verizon, and other ISPs.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/ - Fight to keep Net Neutralityhttps://www.eff.org/issues/net-neutra...https://netneutrality.internetassocia...This is a short video explaining in simple terms what Net Neutrality is and the consequences of abolishing it with the dishonestly named Restoring Int
Yesterday’s open meeting on net neutrality in Washington, D.C., was in every way a public spectacle. Outside of the offices of the Federal Communications Commission, protesters—some of who had been camping out for days—beat drums, waved signs, and chanted slogans.
The next big episode in America’s ongoing net-neutrality saga occurs this week, and it already has a surprising twist. When the day kicks off, those participants will be joined, at least nominally, by one of the companies in their crosshairs: AT&T.
Metadata! Data...about data. It's confusing, it's boring, and yet—like many things that are confusing and boring—it matters.
President Trump's top telecom regulator is racing forward to kill US net neutrality rules despite strong bipartisan support among Americans for preserving net neutrality under the current federal policy, according to a new public opinion poll released Monday.
On Wednesday, July 12, hundreds of websites, including some of the biggest in the world, are taking action to alert the Internet about Big Cable’s attempt to end net neutrality. But everyone has a part to play in saving net neutrality, not just big websites.
“July 12 2017 is a Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality in the US, an event responding to plans by the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of President Donald Trump’s chair Ajit Pai to repeal government rules which established net neutrality,” said Professor Rimmer.
Today is Day of Action for Net Neutrality, with members of the public teaming up with companies like Facebook, Netflix and even Pornhub joining forces in protest of the US government planning to end net neutrality protections.
Why aren’t the images loading? Why is Orange is the New Black buffering? What is going on? On Wednesday, your web browsing experience may feel a whole lot different. Some of your favorite websites may appear to be broken and a lot of people will be talking about net neutrality.
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