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@sir
I completely missed this. What happened?

@sir
oof
Why tho? Do we know what's going on yet?

@sjw more context is available in the original GitLab thread: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/issues/5555

@sir
I mean, I can see where they're coming from. Also, I could see them being pressured by one or multiple states to do this as well so there's that to consider.

@sjw @sir Given those blocks, they should block Australia, too (which any company should do, really).

@kick
UK too. Actually, I'd argue UK is worse than Australia.
@sir

@sjw @sir Australia forces gag orders on employees to sabotage their own company:

"The new law also allows officials to approach specific individuals—such as key employees within a company—with these demands, rather than the institution itself. In practice, they can force the engineer or IT administrator in charge of vetting and pushing out a product's updates to undermine its security. In some situations, the government could even compel the individual or a small group of people to carry this out in secret. Under the Australian law, companies that fail or refuse to comply with these orders will face fines up to about $7.3 million. Individuals who resist could face prison time."

https://www.wired.com/story/australia-encryption-law-global-impact/

@sjw @sir The UK has nothing on that level, as far as I know.

@kick @sir Yeah, their encryption law is retarded.
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@sjw @kick @ZW748VSJSiwWMNBxyz @sir oi got a loicence for that pgp key?
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@sjw @ZW748VSJSiwWMNBxyz @kick @sir i believe there was some leaked quote some time back from a nsa employee being jealous of the gchq's surveillance and resources. They trade data and funds, in 2013 i think the NSA funded a project in gchq with 100 million pounds .

@lizzubee @ZW748VSJSiwWMNBxyz @kick @sir Oi! Av you got a loicense for that Pleroma account, gov'na?

@sjw @kick @sir UK? more like *HA* gay