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Authorities gain power to collect Australians' internet records

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by grange, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Laws passed today will allow authorities to collect and keep Australians' internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails.

    Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the laws would help police track cyber-criminals around the globe, and would give authorities the power to
    find people engaged in forgery, fraud, child pornography, and infringement of copyright and intellectual property.

    The laws will also allow Australia to accede to the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber-crime, which has 34 members.

    ''Cyber-crime is a growing threat that touches all aspects of modern life,'' Ms Roxon said. ''It poses complex policy and law enforcement challenges,
    partly due to the transnational nature of the internet.''

    Advertisement But Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam said the laws went further, and the government had failed to explain why the
    far-reaching powers were necessary.

    ''The European treaty doesn't require ongoing collection and retention of communications, but the Australian bill does,'' Senator Ludlam said.

    ''It also leaves the door open for Australia to assist in prosecutions which could lead to the death penalty overseas.''

    The legislation will allow the Australian Federal Police to collaborate with international authorities in seeking Australian communications data under warrants.


  2. United in a time, a time of need
    Against a common foe, the enemy
    The years of death endured, the years of pain
    Against an evil force, a force not sane

    We become the enemy
    When freedom dies for security

    And then the world endured, a victory won
    Against an insane man and his cohorts
    But once the war was done, blind fear prevailed
    And years of darkness came, freedom was nailed

    We become the enemy
    When freedom dies for security

    We let our freedom die, we let it wane
    We feared an enemy's atomic rain
    But what was on our minds, what we became
    We and the enemy
    We are the same

    We become the enemy
    When freedom dies for security
    We become the enemy
    When freedom dies for security
  3. I can't say I know that, but it has all the hallmarks of RATM
  4. better lay off the p0rn then
  5. that's all sorts of disurbing.
    next step in our human evolution will be thought police.
  6. Nicola Rixon can suck shit from my turdcutter, along with anyone else who supports this statist crap.
  7. proxy time!
  8. Proxys are often not enough To have complete computing security these days requires a VPN>VPS>VPN connection, a free (as in freedom) OS all windows and mac OS's are rediculously insecure, particuarly from the government and the owners of said software.

    It also requires you be as free from googles grasp as possible, and very restrictive browser settings/addons.

    Naturally you need a good hardware firewall and encryption on all your machines (not Truecyrpt.)

    Keep in mind some of the best minds in the industry work for the 'good' guys. Including serveral companys that provide backdoors to alot of 3rd party software to various intelligence agencys.

    The most important thing is ofcourse your own willpower, encryption isn't worth shit if all they need to do to get the passwords is give you some drugs and slap you around a bit.

    But unless you're are a genuine threat to the powers that be, encryption and a VPS/VPN will do.

  9. Well then, I'm off to mars with the curiosity rover. /tinfoil hat
  10. Awesome -.-

    couldn't filter the internet like they wanted to, so now they're going to spy on us some more.

  11. There was a mention on the radio this morning, that the tax office wants the right to access people's SMS messages.

    Supposedly this is to help prevent and investigate tax fraud...
  12. I know I'm always texting people about how I don't keep reciepts and still claim them...
    Naw, my tax agent does that for me.

    Now the AFP may be interested in my text messages, but the ATO. That's just absurd.

    Privacy with a mobile is fairly easy
    Step1 go to pub.
    Step2 Offer guy 100$ to go buy a 20$ brick and some credit.
    Step3 Keep battery out when not in use.
    Privacy obtained.
  13. ...fuck
    What am I worried about, the government will never abuse this.
  14. Im moving to China

    .......oh wait

  15. Meh.....

    Linux host OS
    --> Windows VM (NAT-updated iptables)
    ---->Linux VM under Windows VM (NAT spoofed and iptables fiddled again)
    ------>Internet browser from Linux Guest OS (L(host)->WinXP(VM)->L(VM)->browser)..............bam.

    /bigger tin foil hat
  16. They're already working on that:
    And that's just a small research organisation on a small budget :shock:
  17. Not sure why this would help? If you're natting, then the end result will just end up coming from the Host OS IP would it not? (unless I've missed something)
  18. Maybe the goal is that BitSar confuses himself enough about what's going on that he doesn't worry about the guvment any more :-s
  19. Yep and what are we useless ****s going to do about it? Same as always. Nothing. We deserve everything we get.