Date: 25 Dec 2018 Category :
CommsLock e-Book: Banning Secure Comms & Limiting Public Access to Encryption
CommsLock will be publishing an e-book in February 2019 covering the topic of political campaigns in Western democracies that seek to limit or ban the use of secure communications by private citizens. As a teaser we have listed an extract from the Table of Contents below.
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Table of Contents
- National Security and Crime Prevention versus the Privacy Rights & Civil Liberties of Citizens
- “Everyone will use encryption, Australia should get over it” – They didn’t
- Australia Makes Itself A Global Weak Point For Encryption To Protect Aussies “In Time For Christmas” (2018)
- Spies still super upset they can’t get at your encrypted comms data
- The Legislation & An Attempt to Explain It
- The Most Dubious “World First” Ever?
- Why are Encrypted Messages an Issue
- How Would This Change Work
- What Are The Other Concerns?
- What Does It Mean For Tech Firms
- Other comments on the proposals leading up to the enactment of the legislation
- The Side Effects
- Stagnation in Innovation: CommsLock will NOT comply with Australia’s New Backdoor Bill
- Reckless & Bogus “Secure Communications” providers who are trying to ruin it for everyone else (2018)
- Setting the Tone in the United Kingdom – Encryption Soundbites 2017-Present from Amber Rudd, Home Secretary
- Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia & the Laurel of the “Laurel & Hardy of CyberSecurity” (2017-2018)
- The Hon. George Brandis Q.C, The Attorney General of Australia & the Hardy of the “Laurel & Hardy of CyberSecurity” (2017-2018)
- John Chen, executive Chairman and chief executive officer of BlackBerry (2017)
- Bernie Sanders, Junior United States Senator from Vermont (2017)
- US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (2018)
- James Clapper, 4th Director of National Intelligence (August 9, 2010 – January 20, 2017)
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States (2009-2017)
- DoJ WTFness “Encryption Is Like A Locked House That Won’t Let Its Owners Back Inside”, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (2018)
- David Cameron, former UK Prime Minister & James Comey, former FBI Director (2017)
- All extracts below are from the LinkedIn Pulse post titled “Governments: Hands off Crypto!” by David Fosdike, Principal IT Security and Forensics Consultant at IT Investigations (Published on July 14, 2015)
- Stephen Flatley of the F….B….I – “You (encryption advocates) are “jerks”, “evil geniuses”, & “pervert facilitators”” (2017-2018)
- The Facepalm Triplets – More gems from Brandis, May, and Rosenstein (2017-2018)
- Brandis: “GCHQ Spookhaus told me …”
- May: Here she goes again … UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors
- Fireside Chat with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Kim Hart about “striking a balance between “data security” and “the needs of law enforcement”
- Bill Gates Seems to Hate Cryptocurrencies and Encryption and Encourages Apple to Offer Government Backdoor Access (2017-2018)
- Other Connected WTFnesses
- New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords ‘You shall not pass!’ (2018)
- GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules (2018)
- Other News Related Items
- FBI Boss Chris Wray: We Put A Man On The Moon So Why Not Encryption Backdoors?
- Threats associated with terrorism should allow law enforcement agencies to be able to access encrypted messages, says (Australian) Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (VIDEO)
- Australia on the cusp of showing the world how to break encryption – You just pass a law, apparently
- FBI again calls for magical solution to break into encrypted phones – FBI chief: “I don’t buy the claim that it’s impossible” to solve “Going Dark.”
- ACLU wants court to release documents on the US’ attempt at backdooring Facebook Messenger while the FBI-vs-Apple battle played out in the public, the FBI-vs-Facebook encryption backdoor war remained a secret for months.
- Reference Material
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