The creeping hand of authoritarianism

Little by little the creeping hand of authoritarianism reduces us to sheep-like cyphers, and as usual the vastly overstated threat of terrorism is used to justify it.

The innocuously named Assistance and Access Bill 2018 is intended to force companies to provide information about how their systems work, thus compromising their cybersecurity. It's an extraordinary overreach by officialdom in the name of fighting terrorism, which is nowhere near the level of threat suggested by the government, but it does provide an excuse for introducing ever more intrusions into our privacy and freedom.

We should resist it before we're unable to.

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