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Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

TechCrunch Wednesday, 5 December 2018 ()
Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive oppositionAustralia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — a nice way of forcing companies — even websites — operating in Australia to […]
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