I feel like this latest Centrelink debacle is symptomatic of a few things. The first and most significant is a callous government desperately trying to claw back the budget in any way it can and the aggressive pursuit of disempowered people is a favourite of conservative governments the world over.
I feel compelled to add to the growing number of voices out there defending Apple right now. Especially when rubbish like this is being printed which clearly shows no understanding of privacy or Cryptography for that matter. Firstly, let's not forget that civil liberties are, by definition, protections against government