Oct 142018
 October 14, 2018  Posted by  Business, Laws, Surveillance

Cyrus Farivar reports:

Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government that critics say would weaken encryption.

If it passes, the “Assistance and Access Bill 2018” would create a new type of warrant that would allow what governments often call “lawful access” to thwart encryption, something that the former Australian attorney general proposed last year.


“This is no time to weaken encryption,” the company wrote. “There is profound risk of making criminals’ jobs easier, not harder. Increasingly stronger—not weaker—encryption is the best way to protect against these threats.”

Read more on Ars Technica.

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