Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.


@art I think it's unlikely that they can do this with open source developers. They could try, but it might be difficult to succeed without being noticed.

@bob @art It's why we many of us do our work so transparantly. In case anyone even threatens a law like this.


@bob @art I should clarify though that free software is not a solution to unjust laws like these. It does help society be less vulnerable to them, but having the law be against you is always dangerous. The only fix is to change the law.

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