Phone surveillance in Australia is much more common than you think. The AFP has confessed to tapping even parliamentarians’ phones when it suits them. We have been warned!
Only public pressure by journalists and the Greens’ Scott Ludlam has kept us from having a massive data retention scheme, at least for the moment, Bernard Keane writes.
The EU Parliament may protect whistleblowers for life, and pay them, in a bid to fight back over US phone and internet surveillance on non-US citizens, a new report suggests.
The world is fighting back against overweening US surveillance of private global communications, such as phone calls and emails, with moves to create a new protocol to human rights agreements.
IP Australia must give proper weighting to community rights in deciding the formal ‘objects’ for the Patents Act. Australia must also be free to address clear societal need.
Without privacy, other key freedoms also disappear, and democracy itself disintegrates, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has told the UN. She has called for a new UN-run internet.
Young people are handing their their personal IDs to bouncers and bar staff under pub scanning regimes which mostly infringe privacy rules and principles, Bill Rowlings of CLA says
Hiding behind the election’s caretaker mode, Oz spooks have imposed a blackout on explaining Australia’s use of PRISM and other immoral uberveillance. Where’s IGIS when you need her?
Through the US prism of self-righteousness, no secret spying is ever illegal. But America’s moral bankruptcy should not cause Australia’s chief law officer to deny truth, reality and the law.
With fresh calls for the federal government to adopt mandatory data retention, what’s going on with surveillance in Australia’s greenest destination? Clare Blumer of the Global Mail reports, with help from CLA’s Richard Griggs