Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 14th, 2018

Status is a good name for a quoll. twitter.com/davidghamilton…

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davidghamilton1 This is a new spotted-tailed we caught today - his name is Status & he is now official band mas-quot!

He ca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Et

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V_sugarbaby met a bunch of guys from Harvard yesterday and I kept pretending like I never heard of that school just to piss the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bb

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@FakeDanTosello @aimee_maree @jpwarren It’s a standard term across a lot of legislation. It’s as all-encompassing as it sounds.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “No backdoors for Australian encryption, just a riddling of ratholes” zd.net/2vKwzZq

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“Jetstar is paying its cabin crew as little as $2.40 an hour”
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“When’s a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn’t” by @R_Chirgwin theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/oz_…

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@munin @zdnetaustralia Especially as the phrase was going to be “ontological awkwardness”.

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@munin @zdnetaustralia I did manage to avoid using the word “ontology”, however, which is a bonus.

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Story filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains ratholes, and possibly problems in its lower regions.

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@FlyOpineMonkey I don’t know that there’s enough defined terms in the question to be able to answer it.

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That’s all from me on the Assistance and Access Bill for a couple hours. I have to write some words about it. Back in a bit.

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@joshgnosis “Canberra gives ‘decryption’ another crack with draft legislation” by @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/canber…

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“You Could Go To Jail For 10 Years For Refusing To Unlock Your Phone” by @joshgnosis buzzfeed.com/joshtaylor/enc…

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And that radio spot is done. It was a more discursive discussion of digital surveillance than I was expecting, but..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ib

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This radio spot is coming up in just a few minutes. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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As @jpwarren noted earlier, the Bill is being sold as a defender against terrorists and pedophiles and the like, bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…76

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I should mention that @jpwarren is doing his usual sterling work, digging into the specifics of the legislation. He..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…w7

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Apparently I’ll be talking about the Assistance and Access Bill on @abccanberra at 1010 AEST. That’s just over an h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OU

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OK, I’m taking a break for a bit. I need to read more closely and take notes, but I’ll return to this thread later this morning.

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Then there’s the stage we skip over pretty much every single time. Sure, some law enforcement operations may be ham..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BD

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Analysing all that has to happen on several levels. Is the policy reasonable, proportionate etc? Does the legislati..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rs

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I agree with @jpwarren’s warning here. However the Explanatory Document provides a handy index to the messy insert-..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hp

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The Bill itself inserts the words “removing a computer or other thing from premises for the purposes of doing any t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BI

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The rest of the Explanatory Document details every single section of the Bill, explaining what Act it’s amending an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Z7

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Then there’s 7 pages on extending the warrant powers under the Surveillance Devices Act 2004, the ASIO Act, the Cri..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t8

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Here’s a diagram of how the Industry Assistance Process is meant to work. So many things to be defined! pic.twitter.com/k2O3iJlySN

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There’s more. “Agencies cannot prevent providers from fixing existing systemic weaknesses… Core interception and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AJ

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“Systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities cannot be implemented or built into products or services.” That’s the wordi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mm

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The “limitations and safeguards” section is long. Demands made must be “reasonable, proportionate, practicable and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pm

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Telcos must already provide “such help as is reasonably necessary” to law enforcement and national security agencie..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lb

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What does the Bill do? It does this. The key part in my view is bringing device manufacturers into the process of i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…V2

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The usual framing about encryption thwarting law enforcement sets the scene. pic.twitter.com/zNSvyXu0wS

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“The Government welcomes public comment on the exposure draft. Please submit any comments to AssistanceBill.Consult..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bp

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I’ll start with the Explanatory Document, because it explains (der!) what the legislation is meant to do, and point..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ao

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The Bill is a messy 176 pages, because it amends a bunch of Acts. The Explanatory Document is 110 pages. There’s al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bc

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The Australian government has released the draft Assistance and Access Bill 2018, legislation intended to help law..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6w

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Tue plan, redrafted: Start analysing the Assistance and Access Bill 2018; 1000 AEST noodles; continue analysis; wri..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0G

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Also me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Flaws in ACT election systems could reveal voters’ votes” zdnet.com/article/flaws-…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution” with a lot of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…br

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Tue plan, outline draft: Map out my schedule for the next five weeks; 1000 noodles; write for @zdnetaustralia; 1618..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cv

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@BernardKeane Indeed. I haven’t read the legislation yet, but I suspect it’s much as I predicted more than a year a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hx

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Oh whacko. The exposure draft of Australia’s “anti-encryption” legislation is out. It would seem that I’ll have som..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qv

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Tuesday. All of the pies. Tuesday.

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