FUCK. Access and Assistance passed in Australia. RIP any semblance of privacy online now...
I hope Apple pulls out of Australia for being unable to comply, because that seems like the only hope we have for the government to reconsider.
@y0x3y VPN up!
@thegibson it wont matter if the applications are back door'd. im doubtful Signal will comply, but i wouldn't be surprised if WhatsApp et all does. Will be interesting to see Telegram/Wire and Google/Apple's response (as service providers and Store owners respectively)
I cant even imagine what they plan on doing about GPG encrypted email.
@y0x3y I'm keeping an eye out in New Zealand, but so far they appear to be sensible despite also being 5 eyes.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.