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AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Ditching controversial plans to allow metadata to be accessed in civil suits is part of a longer game for more power by Attorney-General George Brandis.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Why did Rudd intervene so strongly in the Israel-Palestine debate? ... govt spying data still secret ... Charles Blackman too rude for Facebook ...

Did Brandis breach his own ‘journalist information warrant’ law?

Did Brandis breach his own ‘journalist information warrant’ law?

Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?

Abetz insists data retention uncertainty is for the sake of ‘flexibility’

Abetz insists data retention uncertainty is for the sake of ‘flexibility’

One concerned constituent has written to her local Senator, Eric Abetz, about the matter of data storage under the mandatory data retention regime.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Sniping and undermining ... Milo's last friend ... no one likes Henry ...

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Metadata inquiry ... whither the Labor Herald ... has Sky boned Chris Kennny? ...

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

Revelations of trafficking of Australians' metadata illustrate that data retention -- which has no benefits for law enforcement -- is a serious threat to Australians.