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What the world must not learn from Australia

Australia asks tech cos to do impossible: They must decrypt any communications by users, upon a secret demand made by the competent authorities, but cannot cause a 'systemic weakness' when decrypting

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United States  |  It Industry  |  Technology

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta

In the aftermath of Pokhran II , the went to town investigating those who could have been guilty of exporting “dual-use” from America. Many Indians and non-resident Indians in the global faced questions. You need high-end computers for all sorts of military purposes, including encrypted communications, decryption of encoded messages, and weapon design. The generation of weather forecasts and the simulation of nuclear explosions also requires supercomputers.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 01:17 IST
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