Australia Asked Users to Decrypt Their EncryptionsAdded: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Aussie Attorney General Department seems to be cross that citizens are encrypting their traffic and the spooks can’t read it. May be that’s why it is drawing up new laws in order to force Internet users and providers of encrypted online communications services to decode any information intercepted by authorities. They claim it can save time and effort of the spooks in decrypting terrorists’ emails.
However, this proposal was buried in a submission by the department to a Senate inquiry on revision of the Telecommunications Interception Act. In the meantime, the Attorney General claims that the increasing rise of encryption use by businesses made it difficult to guarantee that intercepted communications will be in a readable format. The authorities point out that sophisticated criminals and terrorists are using encryption and related counter-interception measures in order to frustrate law enforcement and various security investigations – the terrorists can do so by using default-encrypted communications services or by adopting advanced encryption solutions.
Industry experts confirm that such tech giants as Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft already enable encryption by default for their email services. You may also remember that BlackBerry's messaging encryption has also previously been raised as a law enforcement issue.
Now the Australia’s Attorney General Department has developed a plan, under which law enforcement, anti-corruption and national security agencies could apply to an independent issuing authority for a warrant to authorize the issue of 'intelligibility assistance notices' to third parties like service providers and others.
The human rights activists point out that forcing individual suspects to decrypt encrypted messages would be a new power for Australian authorities.
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
|posted by (2014-03-25 13:07:50)|
|fine by me if at the same time the oz gov will provide me with total access too all the inter government communications and emails of everyone the provides,or works for the gov to make surer they are not doing anything criminal also|
|Google and Microsoft encryption - and by definition, Yahoo - already have been outed as setting up internal 'NSA rooms' to capture unencrypted information before it hits the encryption servers:|
However, on Wednesday the top lawyer for the NSA told a civil liberties oversight board that all communications information and metadata collected by the agency pursuant to the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, whether the material was gathered by the agency’s internet data-mining program PRISM or by the “so-called ‘upstream’ collection of communications moving across the internet”, was done so with the direct knowledge of companies like Google and Facebook.
Full articles here:
So much information on this and the spin control from these companies is amazingly one of deniability and now they use the argument for 'more transparency'. Way to little and way too late.
Use Linux when you can - I only use Windoze (sic) for gaming, due to limited driver support on linux.
|Country asks for encryption keys country gets encryption keys. It has been that way for at least 2 decades.|
|posted by (2014-03-26 05:39:21)|
|anytime these guys want something it's always about the "terrorists" LOL|
|posted by (2014-03-26 06:47:10)|
|What if the said terrorist or user refuses to give the key? Water board them? ridiculous asking terrorists for the key! make your own key and use that dont be lazy.|
|posted by (2014-03-26 07:54:48)|
|F*ck them and their stupid laws...these a$$holes need to be taught a lesson. Use Linux indeed. Where's my freedom gone? Terrorism is just an excuse to collect data and information about civilians. And you know what's funny? Terrorist will always achieve their objectives, because governments are corrupt and everyone has a price.|
|posted by (2014-03-28 06:53:13)|
|This current AU Govt. are a bunch of flapping muppets, and there's no way in hell they'll get me to give up any PW.||
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