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Discussion: Anti-encryption, Yellow Vests, civil dissent and more

Australia has passed anti-encryption legislation that threatens the digital security of the world, Yellow Vest protests take over Europe, while civil dissent laws are set to take effect next year that block protesting on our shores.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News joins General Maddox from Real News Australia to discuss the latest pressing topics related to digital privacy and civil unrest across the world.

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Australia passes controversial anti-encryption laws

The Australian government has passed anti-encryption legislation compelling companies to grant authorities access to encrypted information, in a move analysts say will have vast implications for digital privacy.

The new law, which passed the Senate 44-12 this week (final bill here), will force companies to reveal technical characteristics of digital systems that could help intelligence agencies exploit weaknesses that have not been patched.

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