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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Australians Who Won’t Unlock Their Phones Could Face 10 Years In Jail

Big Brother is alive and well and living in Australia. The Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals’ data. If they can’t, it would jail people for up to 10 years(!) if they refuse to unlock their phones.

The government’s explanatory note says that the Bill could force a manufacturer to hand over detailed specs of a device, install government software on all cell phones (before the phone is sold to a customer), help agencies develop their own “systems and capabilities”, and notify agencies of major changes to their systems.

You can read more about the Australian government’s proposed legislation at:

Categories: Cell Phones

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