• Jan 3, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Despite promises, metadata gathered by Australian mass surveillance may be made available to civil litigators, not just law enforcement

Australia, one of many countries that conducts mass surveillance with mandatory metadata logging laws, is planning to make your private information available in civil proceedings. When Australia initially passed the mandatory logging laws in 2014, government proponents, such as AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin, emphasized that information was only supposed to be made available for the … Continue reading “Despite promises, metadata gathered by Australian mass surveillance may be made available to civil litigators, not just law enforcement”

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  • Dec 16, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Court approves Australian #siteblock on The Pirate Bay, Solarmovie, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, and others

Australian Federal Court has ordered that 61 websites associated with The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, TorrentHound, SolarMovie, and Torrentz, be blocked by Australia‚Äôs internet service providers (ISPs). Australian internet users have been rebelling against the court order en masse and reporting their dismay using the Twitter hashtag: #siteblock. The site blocks have been enacted under a … Continue reading “Court approves Australian #siteblock on The Pirate Bay, Solarmovie, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, and others”

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