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The opposition has vowed to reform Australia’s “terrible” new encryption laws, which currently give Australian security agencies unprecedented powers to access encrypted messages. Labor helped pass the Assistance and Access Bill which created the laws late last year with an agreement from government that significant amendments would be made early

The local tech industry has reiterated its concerns over Australia’s controversial encryption laws, as Australian Federal Police documents reveal the new powers are already being exercised.  The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 passed in a hasty fashion on the final sitting day of parliament last

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Amazon has not ruled out legal action if the Australian government passes its controversial encryption “back door” law. The proposed laws are currently the subject of a parliamentary inquiry that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is demanding be cut short, in the wake of the recent Melbourne terror attacks. Sign

The founder of SafeSwiss, a secure messaging app founded in Christchurch, New Zealand, has slammed the Australian Government’s proposed plans to force tech companies to provide access to encrypted messages. SafeSwiss CEO Tim Gallagher said the proposed backdoor encryption mandate isn’t the answer to security threats. Now based in Switzerland,