Australian Government Will Delay Data Retention BillAdded: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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The Australian government has decided to delay a parliamentary vote on data retention bill until 2015. Perhaps, the reason was that digital rights groups warned that the new scheme could create “enormous honeypots” of sensitive data about millions of the citizens.
The bill was introduced to parliament a few days ago, and would require Australian telecommunication companies and ISPs to store information about their customers’ activities for 2 years. However, it was decided that the bill would not be subject to a vote until after a bipartisan committee completes an inquiry.
It is known that the proposed legislation will allow the storage of IP addresses assigned to subscribers and who they emailed. However, it was initially claimed the web-browsing history or the content of their emails would not be recorded. In the meantime, the scheme is supposed to allow the storage of details about people’s calls, including the numbers contacted and the time, date, and duration.
Both the communications minister and the attorney general of Australia argued that such “metadata” was a vital investigative tool for various law enforcement agencies. They were ready to negotiate with Labor on the timeframes for the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security. Now the government has suggested a 3-month inquiry.
According to the Greens senator Scott Ludlam, the chances are that the government would impose a surveillance tax on people and therefore could expect a serious campaign against such plans. In response, the government claimed it was going to make a substantial contribution to the telcos’ implementation and operational costs, but the figures were not disclosed.
It was also indicated that the government was going to separate legislation to strengthen telecommunications security, and that in fact the security agencies already could access metadata, which was stored by ISPs for their own purposes. Apparently, the need for the new bill was initiated by the fact that the ISPs stopped doing so due to changing business practices and technology. As a result, the government has decided that it needs a mandatory scheme to prevent a degradation of the local counter-terrorism and general crime-fighting capabilities.
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
|They spy us and now want to pay them! World is going in wrong direction!|
|just another closer step to 1984, waiting for the day when a tracking virus will be developed to infect the human bodys cells and like a herpes virus will always be there.|
Hey thats a great idea for a movie
|Jealous of their American cousins orwellian state.|
|Australia :- The 51st state of America .........|
|posted by (2014-11-12 04:33:16)|
|Anybody want a new government. You can have this one for free.|
|posted by (2014-11-12 05:39:03)|
|They are just waiting for some [email protected] to get the wording right, and yeah, they are following uncle Obama allright!! @#1..yeah, well...That's why we need another war..to get rid of these [email protected]*ers...lol...|
|As with ethical hacking there is supposedly ethical spying,well starting with the USA and the NSA we have seen unconstitutional spying by the NSA on it`s citizens from 2000 (which is why Bill Binney left the NSA),then we have Fallacious wars and WMD threats which have led to illegal wars and genocide from a fear driven country that has brought said fears to the internet and anti terrorist and patriot acts that have given them carte Blanc to invade our privacy all with their own interests and agenda planned from 2001 with the World dominatiion of Cyberspace CIA/NSA whitepaper and supported by their partnerships with other governments some of whom they have also spied on re:Angela Merkel.So the question has to be posed is it for our own good and are they to be trusted to be ethical in said spying,the answer is simple and it is a resounding NO.As with the WMD`s in Iraq and supporting ISIS and AL-queda against the Assads it is clearly demonstrated they are self serving and definitely not to be trusted to give a sh1te about pedophiles or cyber crimminals they have interests in controlling and obtaining information they can profit by and the partner governments that allow their peoples information to be stored by them and disseminated by same need a kick up the harris since they are giving them the keys to the Kingdom to be used by them in their own way to the detriment of their own countrymen and others,the sooner people wake up to their bullsh1te the safer the world and the people in it will be.|
|My personal suggestion would be for America to clean up its own act before imposing their BS on the rest of the globe,they have serious drug issues,people trafficking,illegal migrants and gun crime as well as being owned by corporations that hide the truth from the public using their own media corporations to blanket the truth and when people start to realize the real truths they will bring the would be empire to its knees.Facts like Obama signing off on water boarding in Gitmo for 4 months and then rescinding the order when not politically expedient (which got him the Nobel peace prize,what a joke)The fact that the contras were backed by the USA and funded by importing crack cocaine into the USA h.t.t.p.s://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_and_Contras_cocaine_trafficking_in_the_US and so much other information the people that think they should allow these spooks free control of the internet will never know if they give them what they want as they will block all sources of information that sheds the truth of their activities to the world and as others have stated when we only know what they want to allow us to see we will not be free thinkers, but their sheep,Baaaaaaah.!!!|
|The sheep are told if you have nothing to hide you should have no objection to having your data and emails inspected,what they don`t say openly is while your at it any private,personal or interesting information about you, your company ,whereabouts,meetings,bank details etc will also be collected,you will be profiled and you will wherever possible be exploited by them if it serves their purpose.How does the anthem go Land of the Free (with over 1 in 10 US citizens in Jail)In the UK we have all our metadata sent directly to the NSA by GCHQ (MI6)which to my mind is giving my details to a foreign power and a gross betrayal of the citizens GCHQ are supposed to protect.|
|posted by (2014-11-16 00:21:45)|
|government contracts are the same at some world countries very valuables for who need it for make money or have areas with jobs and hiring even kind of thugs with idea of where people coming from and are so data retentions it not only for who need a business it for who don't have idea how environments are for. can be for just for a day because it not a set of people for doing bad staff on internet can for who to want making same mistakes of many like image a cobweb as going for who which arrives there. population notice it and who knew first can be heads or just more linked doing life where no body can think government are such a like many people making same o same life for what a responsibility for it's on space for families who projects are making more population so lots to go unnoticed. imagination it's very dangerous specially for who like be again nsa for ideas of whom not doing nothing on bad environments where it just tech what it necessary not criticizing governments for be out of heap and Raffle anywhere.||
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