Banished NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that Australia has gone further down the slippery slope of unfettered mass surveillance than even the US. Yesterday Snowden pointed to the recent raids by the Australian Federal Police on the offices of senior ALP parliamentarian Senator Stephen Conroy and a staffer of Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare to illustrate the potential danger of using retained metadata for nefarious political purposes.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:40

Wi-Fi siren sends skulking stealers scurrying

D-Link has solved another slice of the home security surveillance struggle – cabling up a seriously smart siren solution to a security system and smartphone.

Published in Internet of Things
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 07:15

IA slams AG’s defence of Data Retention

The peak industry body for Internet Service Providers has launched a broadside in Senate Estimates yesterday against the Attorney General’s Department for statements it has made about the new Data Retention laws.

Published in Technology Regulation

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