“Encryption helps protect people’s human rights online. By rendering digital data unintelligible, encryption helps ensure that private information sent over the internet stays private. Technology companies play a crucial role in keeping digital information safe. In this report, Amnesty International ranks 11 technology companies on whether they are meeting their human rights responsibilities by using encryption to protect users’ right to privacy online. It focuses specifically on instant messaging services, such as Skype, WhatsApp and WeChat, which hundreds of millions of people around the world use to communicate every day.
What does Former Judge Kroupa get by pleading guilty? She gets a reduction in the sentencing guidelines, she gets only one felony conviction, and she gets to avoid the stress and cost of trial. Let’s look at each of the things she gets but not forget that in all likelihood she also gets to go to prison. The guilty plea is not something she will go home and celebrate about.
Epilogue: Since the global financial crisis, house prices in Sydney have risen more than 170 per cent in and over 150 per cent in Melbourne.