In a crushing blow to digital rights, Australia has joined the UK in claiming the right to secretly compel tech companies to re-engineer software and hardware so it can be used to spy on their users.

@torproject @gmcgath It's a good thing that Tor is open source; any such tampering would be quickly exposed. Though it might be a good idea for Tor users to compile the source on their own machines in case a binary distributor is coerced into adding a few "special" lines before compilation.

@torproject Jeez, living within the Five Eyes is really starting to get incrementally worse, with respect to mass surveillance...

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