[LINK] Okay for PM to Use Non-Government Internet Services

Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 09:31:08 AEDT 2015

On 10/10/15 11:12, Tom Worthington wrote:
> I told ABC TV that it was okay for the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull,
> to use non-government telecommunications services:
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-09/malcolm-turnbull-continues-to-use-non-government-email-service/6839684
Don't we have to trust our leaders to be able to tell the difference 
between private and official communications? I'm sure the Hansard 
stenographers don't follow minsters into the loos on the off-chance that 
they might meet a colleague in there and have an impromptu conversation.

It does occur to me though that if one wanted to intercept private 
communications a great way to start would be to fund a startup that 
advertised 'encrypted', 'completely private' messaging, build a back 
door into it and then wait.

Maybe I'm just too cynical.

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