I just want to make this perfectly clear: I will never use (known to be) backdoored crypto. I will not purchase "compliant" devices. If it comes down to it, I will stockpile grandfathered legacy devices.
Don't let the coronavirus hype distract you. They're pushing this shit through **right now**.
If you don't yet know about the government's latest attempt to legislate encryption backdoors, look here https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
@r000t I kind of like it, because it promotes peer to peer software as opposed to having a server in the middle providing a service. it also promotes decentralized solutions. easier to divide the web into 2 parts. The PG13 web and the adults only web.
if this law is implemented inside the home routers it world be perfect. You dont have to worry about monitoring your kids computer. The only thing he could ever access is pg13 stuff.
The companies who loose the "protection" are the ones like facebook. Like the respect your privacy anyways
Is this even enforceable? Not that we shouldn't oppose it, but it seems both technically and legally spurious.
Super long. Will make a real response later.
Not having legacy anything makes it 100% unenforceable, in practice. Just this week I've dealt with no fewer than two dozen unique systems used by "large ish" companies, that haven't seen a real update in at least 5 years.
I guess what I'm saying is, fuck, no legacy devices, how the fuck long of a cutover period will be used to allow for tortoises to come up to compliance.
We tooted a satire video about this (an #Australian version called the "Assistance and Access Bill") a couple weeks ago.
We also find the justification of 5G pathetic. In #Australia telcos need to run nonsensical #ads to sell #5G to the public. Due to the need to provide more towers it is easier for government to pin-point users and diverts resources away from fighting #climateChange.
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