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Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors
Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.
Playing nice? FireEye CEO says U.S. malware is more restrained than adversaries'
Malware used by the United States in offensive cyber-operations plays “nice” when compared to other nation-state malware, according to FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia.
House of Representatives to boost info-sharing program with Five Eyes allies
The U.S. House of Representatives is looking to ramp up a cyberthreat information-sharing program with the parliaments of allies Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Britain, according to House CISO Randy Vickers.
GCHQ head says U.K. engaged in cyberwarfare against ISIS
GCHQ head Jeremy Fleming revealed that the U.K. has conducted a proactive cyber campaign against ISIS, touting the notion of using offensive cyberattacks to counter violent extremism.
Encryption debate is a top focus at Five Eyes meeting
"I will raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption," says George Brandis, Australia's attorney general.