That ‘anything’ is doing a hell of a lot of work there, especially in conjunction with the ‘any’. Torture? Indefinite detention without trial? Summary execution of suspected terrorists and their families? Nuke the entire middle east to glass just to be on the safe side?
You’re not a psychopath, so I suspect your answer is ‘no’ to at least some of these. So we’ve established that you have limits.
Now, the consequences of this bill is that there are no secure it systems in Australia any more. There’s no secure internet banking, no secure online credit card transactions, no secure systems ANYWHERE in any company or government department. If you compromise encryption, you compromise it all the ■■■■■■■ way, everywhere.
This bill creates an absolute paradise for hackers, spies, identity fraud, stalkers, scam artists, corrupt cops, and tyrants. Do you seriously believe, for instance, that the Libs won’t have the AFP tapping every communication in the union movement within half an hour of these bills becoming law?
There have been what, three fatalities in Australian terrorism-related attacks in the past years? Encrypted communication apps have been round for a long time. The problem does not seem to be THAT urgent that it necessitates the staggeringly draconian and destructive measures being proposed.
Get stuffed. This whole lazy ‘y2k bug was a flop lol so never believe experts ever again’ cliche thoroughly ■■■■■■ me off, because I work in IT and I KNOW how much brutally hard and complex and long-running work went into fixing the Y2K bug in thousands upon thousands of systems across thousands and thousands of companies. The Y2K bug didn’t cause major disasters BECAUSE A BUNCH OF HARDWORKING PEOPLE KNEW IT WAS COMING AND FIXED IT AHEAD OF TIME, and now their reward for that is a bunch of lazy know-nothing bozos use that very unsung success to claim it was never real and was all hysteria or a scare campaign. And the advice of the experts who averted the y2k bug are now being thoroughly ignored on encryption. FFS educate yourself before sounding off on this stuff.