The day I agree with a political post on Boing Boing, you know we’ve plumbed the depths of stupid.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull: “Well the laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia.”
The goddamned idiot continued, “I’m not a cryptographer, but what we are seeking to do is to secure their assistance. They have to face up to their responsibility. They can’t just wash their hands of it and say it’s got nothing to do with them.”
I mean, it’s not like someone couldn’t easily build their own encryption and communications stack which uses a custom implemented public/private key encryption scheme where the private keys are kept only on the user’s devices and which makes providing a back door mathematically impossible…