Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.
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Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?
Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.
Human Services Minister Michael Keenan is sick of the government being portrayed as Big Brother. Maybe if it stopped behaving in ways straight out of 1984, he wouldn't have that problem.
The government's war on encryption inevitably means whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians will be targeted by security agencies, like they have with mass surveillance laws.
Australians are ripe for targeting in the war on encryption because we have no human rights or privacy protections and no effective oversight of security agencies.
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