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Edward Snowden
UK-based tech is now unsafe. All drafts of "Code of Practice" require big companies offer Gov a chance to backdoor it, pre-launch.
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lucifurious™ ♓️ Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
US manufacturers have been been doing this for years...
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Edward Snowden Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
Raw cites for journalists looking for more detail:
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Justin Cook Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
It’s refreshing to see constant reminders of just how fucked we are.
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FuzyPinkBunny Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
It’s sad what fear can do to people.
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Dan Palmer Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
I’m thinking about automating submission of a new “product release” for every commit we push to our website to overload them.
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@Cruel_Coppinger Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
are companies allow to say if they are ordered to do this?
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Dan Palmer Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
Imagine Google doing that, ~50k commits/day, each individually submitted for manual review.
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Ian Morris Dec 9
Replying to @zackwhittaker @Snowden
I'm fascinated to see what Apple makes of this idea. Given its resistence over the US Gov.
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Alfie John Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
. Just when you thought the mandatory Cookies Consent Law was a stupid idea, the UK just threw its whole tech industry under a bus
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ℏ Dec 9
Replying to @zackwhittaker @Snowden
IngSoc started in the UK, got the year wrong though
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Usman Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
What do we do? The Government doesn't wish to debate this.
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Andrew Dunne Dec 9
Replying to @Snowden
how as users can we circumvent/deter?
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Luke W Dec 9
Replying to @imdsm @Cruel_Coppinger
it explicitly states a "communication services provider" cannot reveal a request
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Rudi Lutz Dec 9
Then how about "We can neither confirm or deny that we have had a request". Hard to argue that reveals
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Luke W Dec 9
I don't know about that, I'm not the govt or a lawyer, I just know the bill states not to reveal requests
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@Cruel_Coppinger Dec 9
thanks
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/~dan/ Dec 9
the simplest solution is to not sell the product and await the citizen uprising
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Thaddee Tyl Dec 9
Replying to @zackwhittaker @Snowden
Shouldn't the next step be for governments to require that no other government has access to the backdoor?
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