Australian and US law enforcement officials on Tuesday announced they’d sprung a trap three years in the making, catching major international crime figures using an encrypted app. More than 200 underworld figures in Australia have been charged in what Australian Federal Police (AFP) say is their biggest-ever organised crime bust. The operation, led by the… Read more »
Australian tech leaders have joined together to develop a submission in response to the government’s controversial Telecommunication and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018, or AA Bill.
Christchurch-based startup SafeSwiss has developed a communication platform formed around end-to-end encryption, allowing data to be sent securely.
The Australian Government is gearing up to introduce draft legislation that will force tech companies such as Facebook and Google to decrypt messages sent by their users for Australian law enforcement agencies.
Encryption isn’t always about doing something illegal. We live in a time when bored kids can hack entire servers with a smart phone, and understanding that a need for more complex and increased security is not always the sign of illegal activity seems to be a nuance not every government agency has caught on to.