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Australia Seeks Corporate Help to Break Terror Communications

Australia will seek cooperation from social media companies such as Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. to decrypt communication between terrorist groups.

Attorney General George Brandis told Sky News on Sunday the government would consider changes to Australia’s laws to ensure telecommunications and technology firms help authorities decipher suspect messages.

“My concern is the existing laws don’t go far enough in imposing obligations of cooperation upon the corporates,” Brandis said.

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