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We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

Josh TaylorJun 19, 20173 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released footage of Border Force officers testing GoPro cameras on the water.

Customs caught spying on calls and texts without warrants or records

Customs caught spying on calls and texts without warrants or records

Josh TaylorMay 24, 20172 Comments

Customs might have accessed calls and texts illegally, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has found.

Privacy in the digital age is only possible if we act now

Privacy in the digital age is only possible if we act now

Charlie LewisMay 5, 20171 Comment

Three experts discussed information security in the digital age at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

AFP's metadata breach shows just how 'trustworthy' the agency is

AFP's metadata breach shows just how 'trustworthy' the agency is

Josh TaylorMay 1, 20179 Comments

The Australian Federal Police has twice, in less than a year, shown an entire lack of respect for the journalists and their sources, in defiance of the law.

AFP admits to data breach involving journalist's phone records

AFP admits to data breach involving journalist's phone records

Josh TaylorApr 28, 201711 Comments

The Australian Federal Police has admitted they illegally accessed the call records of a journalist in seeking to chase down a source.

Centrelink contradicts earlier statements, says paying a debt is admitting it is accurate

Centrelink contradicts earlier statements, says paying a debt is admitting it is accurate

Josh TaylorApr 11, 201713 Comments

A debt paid back to Centrelink is a debt owed, unless those who were forced to repay the debt ask for a review, according to Human Services officials.

The curious case of Alan Tudge's disappearing legal advice

The curious case of Alan Tudge's disappearing legal advice

Josh TaylorApr 4, 201721 Comments

The legal advice Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is relying on to cover his release of Andie Fox's personal info appears to be missing.

They're at it again: stats collectors come back for another assault on privacy

They're at it again: stats collectors come back for another assault on privacy

Bernard KeaneMar 15, 20178 Comments

Unbowed by the census debacle, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is still threatening to prosecute people who don't hand over private information.

We deserve better than this cripplingly dysfunctional government

We deserve better than this cripplingly dysfunctional government

Bernard KeaneMar 3, 201734 Comments

After another wretched week for the Turnbull government, it's becoming clear its chaos and dysfunction cannot last.

Australia, 2017: bureaucrats who see citizens as enemies

Australia, 2017: bureaucrats who see citizens as enemies

Bernard KeaneFeb 28, 201719 Comments

The use of a citizen's personal information by a vengeful public service department, in cooperation with the media, is a new low for a government seemingly committed to collecting and exploiting our data.

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