Australia Considering New Law Weakening Encryption

News from Australia: Under the law, internet companies would have the same obligations telephone companies do to help law enforcement agencies, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Law enforcement agencies would need warrants to access the communications. "We’ve got a real problem in that the law enforcement agencies are increasingly unable to find out what terrorists and drug traffickers and pedophile…

News from Australia:

Under the law, internet companies would have the same obligations telephone companies do to help law enforcement agencies, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Law enforcement agencies would need warrants to access the communications.

"We've got a real problem in that the law enforcement agencies are increasingly unable to find out what terrorists and drug traffickers and pedophile rings are up to because of the very high levels of encryption," Turnbull told reporters.

"Where we can compel it, we will, but we will need the cooperation from the tech companies," he added.

Never mind that the law 1) would not achieve the desired results because all the smart "terrorists and drug traffickers and pedophile rings" will simply use a third-party encryption app, and 2) would make everyone else in Australia less secure. But that's all ground I've covered before.

I found this bit amusing:

Asked whether the laws of mathematics behind encryption would trump any new legislation, Mr Turnbull said: "The laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that.

"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."

Next Turnbull is going to try to legislate that pi = 3.2.

Another article. BoingBoing post.

EDITED TO ADD: More commentary.

from https://www.schneier.com/blog/

Peter Falconio: Disappeared in 2001 in Australia

The other night I watched the horror flick, Wolf Creek 2 . I’m a big horror movie fan (go figure), and this one was pretty good and gross. My kind of movie. I read that this one and the first Wolf Creek were based on actual events, so of course, I had to Google it. While … Continue reading “Peter Falconio: Disappeared in 2001 in Australia”

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The other night I watched the horror flick, Wolf Creek 2 . I’m a big horror movie fan (go figure), and this one was pretty good and gross. My kind of movie. I read that this one and the first Wolf Creek were based on actual events, so of course, I had to Google it. While … Continue reading "Peter Falconio: Disappeared in 2001 in Australia"

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William Tyrrell: Australian Toddler Missing Since 2014

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William TyrrellJune 26, 2016, William Tyrrell turned five years old. His family endured another birthday without this sweet boy. I’m writing this to help bring more awareness to this case. Being in the U.S., there’s not much I can do to help, but I can do this. About the Case Around 10:30 a.m. September 12, 2014, three-year-old … Continue reading "William Tyrrell: Australian Toddler Missing Since 2014"

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Rahma El-Dennaoui19-month-old Rahma El-Dennaoui vanished from her home in Lurnea, New South Wales sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on November 10, 2005. Her father, Hosayn, put her to bed around 2:00 a.m. after the child was having trouble sleeping due to the heat. Rahma was sleeping in a bedroom she shared with her four sisters. When the family … Continue reading "Rahma El-Dennaoui: Taken in the Night"

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