Australian Politicians Are Trolled via iMessageAdded: Sunday, March 8th, 2015
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Citizens of Australia decided to troll their ministers with iMessage texts. They send messages in protest over a controversial legislation that could increase the length of time the authorities retain communications information.
As you know, iMessage is Apple’s messaging service that is built into all iOS and new Mac OS X devices. It lets users send text, picture, voice and video messages via an SMS-style app. While the service is usually linked to a phone number, you can also connect it to an email address. It turned out that at least two Australian legislators have tied their iMessage services with their publicly available work email addresses.
What was the result? Senator George Brandis, the country’s Attorney General, became the first minister to be bombarded with multiple messages, most of which were humorous. Australians sent photoshopped images, quotes and questions to the senator. The matter is that Brandis has been pushing the data retention bill through the Australian legislature. In addition, senator was also in the midst of a censure motion in the senate, which was passed 35–32. As a result, the Labor party had accused George Brandis of mistreating the president of the Human Rights Commission.
So, in frames of the new campaign to protest the data retention act, Australian Internet users forwarded all their emails to Brandis’ government email address. Of course, shortly after that, senator unlinked his work email address from iMessage service. However, other legislators failed to move so quickly: for example, media reports recently revealed that Greg Hunt, the environment minister, also had his iMessage account hooked up to his government email, with similar consequences.Posted by: Date:
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
|posted by (2015-03-09 09:48:38)|
|This is the Senator George Brandis that has been pushing this legislation through Parliament and when he was interviewed on TV he was asked what he meant when he used the term metadata, he didn't know what it meant?!?||
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