Censorship & Misinformation: A Risk to Secure Messaging?

During the last week, Apple, Google, and AWS took steps to ensure that Parler was made inaccessible. Likewise, YouTube temporarily removed TalkRADIO’s channel because the UK radio station questioned “expert” advice on COVID-19. TalkRADIO’s content is already regulated by Ofcom, the UK’s broadcasting regulatory body, raising questions as to why YouTube believes it should censor … Read more

Signal, Cellebrite, and the Sorry State of Tech Journalism

A few days ago, a BBC journalist wrote an article with the headline, “Signal: Firm claims to have cracked chat app’s encryption”. The problem? Both the claim and the article were compete & utter rubbish. “Journalism” Firstly, both the headline and the article were changed without any notice to readers (it’s common practise for readers … Read more

Mass Surveillance by Another Name: Cash Ban Bill Scrapped by Senate

A proposed Bill to ban cash payments of over $10,000 died in Australia’s Senate. However, anyone paying attention to the federal government’s record on safety over freedom should stay tuned… the Bill will eventually return in some form. The Bill highlights the language used by the government to crack down on everyday Australians’ spending their … Read more

APRA to Increase Cyber Security Regulation Despite no Material Cyber Security Breaches in Financial Services

APRA — an independent statutory authority that supervises institutions across banking, insurance and superannuation — has promised to increase cyber security regulations, even going as far to extend its regulatory reach from 680 entities to over 17,000 entities. One would that think such “regulatory intervention” is based on evidence of its existing cyber security regulation … Read more