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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Snowden called Australia’s Data Retention Legislation Dangerous

Snowden called Australia’s Data Retention Legislation Dangerous

Snowden called Australia’s Data Retention Legislation Dangerous

Added: Friday, May 15th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Edward Snowden expressed his views on Australia’s new data retention laws and pointed out that such bulk surveillance has allowed acts of terror to occur rather than foiled attacks. The world-known whistleblower said that Australia is adopting data retention legislation, which “has been proven not to work”.


Edward Snowden spoke from Moscow, saying that Australia’s role in bulk surveillance can be compared with the United Kingdom and the Tempora program, which collect everyone’s communications as part of a so-called “pre-criminal investigation”. In simple words, the surveillance outfits just watch everyone all the time. As for Australia’s outfits, they are able to search through that data not just within the country, but also share with foreign governments like the United States and United Kingdom.

It’s been a couple months that the Australia’s metadata laws had been passed to require telcos to store data on their customers for up to 24 months. According to the federal government, this measure can help fight terrorism. Edward Snowden argued that such laws were a radical departure from the operation of traditional liberal societies. Despite the fact that the company only collect metadata rather than content itself, it can still act as a proxy for content.

Edward Snowden brought a few examples, saying that mass surveillance hadn’t stopped such terrorist acts as the Sydney siege, the Boston marathon bombings or Charlie Hebdo. Snowden said that perhaps the governments missed these attacks because they had too much data to process without prioritizing. In addition, too many resources are wasted on spying on people who didn’t present a threat. The former NSA contractor suggested that governments should cooperate in order to avoid choosing between surveillance and security.

In the meantime, the US federal court ruled that mass storage of telephone data was illegal, and Edward Snowden called this decision “very significant”, as it could lead to further legal challenges of mass surveillance.

Greens senator Scott Ludlam, when discussing this issue with Edward Snowden, explained that intelligence agencies in the country operate with the “bare minimum of scrutiny” and pointed out that the debate in Australia is very stifled.

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Date:  Friday, May 15th, 2015

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2015-05-15 23:39:20)
bm777 avatarIt is illegal and unconstitutional. This is all in preparation to the 1 world govt. Where ever one goes, they will know about you, your movements, your likes and dislikes. It's fine to say that most of us have nothing to hide. That's not the point! Point is that these a$$holes invade our privacy, our daily lives. And what do we do about it? Nothing...A people of sheep deserves a govt of wolves.

To believe the stupid greenies “bare minimum of scrutiny” is like believing in Santa Claus.

Australia is the U.S. puppy dog, what the US does Australia has to do as well. Grow a backbone people!

posted by (2015-05-16 01:52:15)
rukarn avatarso true bm777!!

posted by (2015-05-16 01:55:46)
No avatar@1, is this why you support militia cells in your country to overthrow the government? Whats that? You don't? Go back to eating stale cookies in your apocalypse bunker.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSupermanmen (2015-05-16 02:20:24)
analogkid6103 avatarShowden is correct once again, now everybody can get nervous for 5 or 10 minites again.
And than everybody will see something else shiny and forget about it, cause how does that affect the day to day life?
For most it does not, so no worries.
They will never have to stop what they doing, and in time the peeps will be wondering what happened.
And people like Snowden and others with a working knowledge of history and the ways of civilization will only shake their heads.
Its not about how it can happen.
Its to the point of how couldn't it.
BTW: Dijon, I dont advocate for militia cells and what not, it's to little to late, it's 99.7 a done deal,it is as inevitable as the extinction of the dinosaurs.
It is what it is.
Pictures at 11.

posted by (2015-05-16 02:48:44)
bm777 avatar@3...Even if I did support those cells..and suppose they did overthrow the gvt...Then what?? There'd be a US invasion the moment the 1st shot is fired. All I was pointing out is the classic frog in boiling water syndrome...If you introduce things slowly and with false pretenses, the masses will accept them at face value.

Also, don't have the money for a bunker, and don't eat cookies..lol...

posted by (2015-05-16 05:43:23)
shivababa avatarbm777@ it .... was not introduced slowly. Obama does not want anybody to know anything, classic case of dumbing up citizens
by the fear of a terrorist attack so that they can increase the difference between the ruled and the rulers.

Though what has happened bm777 people have slowly lowered their lives and their inner respect without realising, and that has happened not just to minorities, but also to majorities, and not just to civic servants, but also the civic masters.

I cannot believe I wrote all that, they can shove that in Tempora.


posted by Kitty (2015-05-16 13:47:53)
Crash1 avatar@bm777 ... the major mistake with your first comment is that there's NOTHING in the AUSTRALIAN constitution forbidding this. (or the AMERICAN constitution either, for that matter.)
Whether it's ILLEGAL or not depends on which laws you're looking at, and how they're apply to the present situation. All-in-all it's just easier to avoid the whole situation and use a proxy server or VPN.

posted by (2015-05-17 23:25:43)
bm777 avatarCrash, I know that.... I failed to mentioned in the US...The Aussie constitution doesn't mention that at all...Aussies didn't fight for anything as far as the constitution is concerned, unlike the US...But you're right, VPNs are the way to go...

posted by (2015-05-18 09:42:57)
Solcis avatar"there's NOTHING in the AUSTRALIAN constitution forbidding this. (or the AMERICAN constitution either, for that matter.)"

WTF??? First off, newsflash: THERE IS NO AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION!!! And second, the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, is supposed to protect against unreasonable search and seizure of "persons, houses, papers, and effects". It also mentions probable cause and warrants. Yet, the fxcking Supreme Court and many lower courts have consistently shredded the Fourth Amendment by not considering electronic communications as "papers" or "effects", have not required probable cause to collect information and have all but completely abolished the idea of warrants any time electronic information is concerned. And it's gotten a whole lot worse outside of electronic communications. Read up on Civil Asset Forfeiture if you want to be even more horrified.

In short, the US has become completely lawless where the government decides everything under the tyranny that has been imposed upon us all. Other governments, like Australia's and the UK's have just followed suit. It's a race to the bottom. And unfortunately, none of it can be saved because it's not worth saving. We'll have to have an epic collapse for everything to be reset. Governments everywhere will have to lose their tax revenues and shrink to a small fraction of what they are today. It's our only hope for freedom instead of tyranny. Sadly, I think things will get a lot worse become they get better.

posted by (2015-05-18 20:04:01)
No avatarIts only a matter of time all these attempts by World governments to control the masses will implode as their debt levels increase, I love mathematics its pure and never lies, USA and Japan will lead the way down the financial abyss, and then coming to a town near you

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