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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:21 AM

Australia's Prime Minister says laws of mathematics don't apply in his country

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to give the Australian government access to encrypted messaging apps.

And not even the laws of mathematics will stand in his way, The Independent reported.

“Well the laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia," he said, according to The Independent. “I’m not a cryptographer, but what we are seeking to do is to secure their assistance. They have to face up to their responsibility. They can’t just wash their hands of it and say it’s got nothing to do with them.”

Under legislation proposed by the Australian government, messaging apps like WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage would have to deliver the contents of encrypted messages to the government at its request.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article161619818.html

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:36 AM

1. He's an idiot!

Encryption is secure BECAUSE it is unsolvable. And no bank, or outfit which uses encryption to secure communications would tolerate a mandate for a back door.

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