According to one recent study, the average Australian has no problem with the government increasing their surveillance powers over them. But, consider the findings with a heavy asterisk.
Australia’s foremost military mind wants our government to increase control of the internet for our protection. But should we?
The surveillance state grows ever larger, as the power to intercept our phone calls is now being debated. It is expected to pass with bi-partisan support.
Over the long weekend, the government implemented their metadata retention system. Here’s what they can get without the need for a warrant.
The net closes further with the Turnbull government’s metadata scheme, as they are set to turn over your phone and Internet records in the event of civil cases against you.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, a draft was tabled that would see our personal data returned to us, the Venezuelan prez outdid himself and Fassbender will not be 007.
With the metadata laws now in force, Jordan King-Lacroix has made a vow to live a clean, boring internet life, entirely above suspicion.
Ingeborg van Teeseling fears that the under the new metadata laws, far more liberties will be abused than protected.
With the controversial metadata retention laws now in effect, Rob Idol explains why we should be concerned, and very, very afraid.
Michael Burrill worries about the porn he’s downloaded – and you should too, now the metadata retention laws have been ushered through – and talks Netanyahu, Blair and Tunisia in his #CurrentAffairsWrap
David Leyonhjelm sensitively handled indigenous affairs this week, and George Brandis really palled up to Gillian Triggs. Michael Burrill delivers the highlights in this week’s #CurrentAffairsWrap.
Jordan King Lacroix says forget metadata…as our lives are entirely documented online these days, why don’t we just start submitting ALL of our data to the government?
In Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap, IS violence rises in the most horrific way, while on home turf in OZ the #Libspill is impossible to ignore.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap: environment in 2090, world leaders to Saudi Arabia, Peter O’Neill on asylum seekers, Brandis on metadata and Rupert Murdoch on Twitter.
In this week’s Current Affairs Wrap, Michael Burrill tackles climate change, metadata and Iraq, Andrew Wilkie’s asylum seeker outrage and the passing of ex-PM Gough Whitlam.