On Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:53:13 +1200, I wrote:
"The laws of Australia prevail in Australia,
I can assure you of
that," [Malcolm Turnbull] said on Friday. "The laws of mathematics
are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia
is the law of Australia."
from The Independent:
But Mr Turnbull stressed during the press conference that he was
asking for the companies to work with the Government to change
their current systems.
The question is, of course, why does it have to be the companies? The
Governments themselves employ some pretty major cryptographic talent;
why can’t they offer a solution, just to show how wrong all the people
in the unclassified community can be?
After all, the NSA designed the “Skipjack” key-escrow encryption system
(and accompanying “Clipper” chip implementation) back in the Clinton
era, when the first round of this debate was running.
The fact that, after it was declassified, that encryption system turned
out to be pretty worthless is a minor point the politicians are free to