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American politicians, who are trying to stop legislation by the government to place obstacles in the way of companies using end-to-end encryption, are seeking information about the subversion of encryption at Juniper Networks in 2015.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A measure of how much the coronavirus pandemic has spooked people can be gauged from the lack of any outcry over the plans announced by Google and Apple for developing technology that can be used for contact-tracing.

Published in Open Sauce

Apple appears to have held off on protecting its users with end-to-end encryption for their backups on iCloud, with a report claiming that the company dropped such plans about two years ago.

Published in Security

US Attorney-General William Barr has asked Apple for help in gaining access to the date on two iPhones used by a man named Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani who is accused of shooting dead three people at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, last month.

Published in Security

Another confrontation may be brewing between the FBI and Apple, after the US domestic intelligence agency asked the company to help decrypt data on two iPhones which belong to a man named Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani who is suspected of carrying out a shooting that killed three people at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida last month.

Published in Security

The loud noise that the Federal Government is making over blocking websites that host videos with terrorist content is a futile attempt to show that it is doing "something" to prevent abhorrent material like the video of the Christchurch massacre from being accessible to people in Australia.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia’s eSafety Commisssioner has issued a direction to Australia’s largest Internet service providers requiring them to continue blocking access to eight websites that host video of the Christchurch terrorist attacks or the manifesto of the alleged perpetrator.

Published in Security

Global analytics firm SAS sees online crime as a big data problem and says more data helps assess threats, while analytics can be applied to solve these concerns.

Published in Data

Australian Signals Directorate director-general Mike Burgess has warned private or public companies against hacking back to defend themselves against potential online attacks, as they would be breaking the law.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Communications and Media Authority says it is investigating whether broadcasters breached the rules by some of the material they put to air about the massacre of Muslims in New Zealand on Friday.

Published in Technology Regulation

Myths have been spread about the Federal Government's newly passed encryption law, according to the director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate, Mike Burgess, who claims that there has been "considerable inaccurate commentary" and has set out to correct what he describes as misconceptions.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Will the adoption of the Federal Government's encryption bill make life online safer for the average citizen and guard against the growth of child pornography and terrorism? No. On the contrary, passing this bill into law will only help those who are involved in these activities to thrive.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Labor Party's support for the government's encryption Bill will be an indicator of whether it supports big technology companies in the US or the Australian people, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Victoria Police's counter-terrorism boss Ross Guenther has announced plans to fly drones above crowds at major events.

Published in Security

The Australian Government believes it can keep us safe using technology. Federal Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Scurity Angus Taylor today announced the Australian Government's Keep Us Safe application, for use by all Australians.

Published in Security

The Coalition Government has indicated that it will force companies that provide encryption for communications to devise a means of giving government agencies access to encrypted messages.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 12 February 2018 09:13

YouTube tightens screws further on channel owners

YouTube has announced further restrictions on the use of the site beyond the existing rules for striking channel owners off when videos deemed unsuitable are uploaded, in a clear indication that all the steps it has taken over the last 10 months to sanitise the platform have not had the desired effect.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to push the premiers of the country's states and territories to agree to set up a national facial recognition database.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has defended the company's move to pull VPN apps from the App Store in China, saying that in this case the law was on the side of China's government.

Published in Security

Australia has announced that it will promulgate laws to force companies like Google and Facebook to decrypt messages sent by suspected terrorists and other criminals.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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