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Australia to compel chat apps to hand over encrypted messages

CANBERRA: Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled on Friday. It comes after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned encrypted messages were increasingly being used by terrorists, drug traffickers and paedophile rings, calling for legislation to be modernised to allow police to do their jobs. "We need to ensure that the internet is not used as a dark place for bad people to hide…