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Australia under fire...

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Australia under fire...

Postby marzametal » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:05 am

Rural broadband users face remotely-exploitable vulnerability
Telstra has patched a vulnerability that could have seen regional Australians suffer interception of their internet connections through a remotely-exploitable vulnerability in a series of wireless terminals the nation's dominant telco deploys under its universal service obligation.


LEO Requests on the rise
Telstra received an average of 246 customer data requests from law enforcement every day in 2014-15 according to its latest transparency report, an increase of six percent on the previous year. The telco today revealed it responded to a total of 90,106 telecommunications data requests in the 12-month period, showing that the rate at which law enforcement is demanding access to customer information is increasing.

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Re: Australia under fire...

Postby marzametal » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:36 am

Britain's approach to Data Retention
Britain has unveiled plans for sweeping new surveillance powers, including the ability to find out which websites people visit, measures ministers say are vital to keep the country safe but which critics say are an assault on privacy.

Meanwhile, the Australian government said it would not follow the same path, ruling out a move to gathering which websites people visit.


Tell us who wants our data... NOW!
The government won’t reveal which organisations or how many are seeking the right to warrant-free access to telecommunications data kept as part of the data retention scheme.

However, a spokesperson from the Attorney-General’s Department has confirmed that it is “considering applications from a number of organisations for access to metadata”.

“This is what many of us feared," said Internet Australia CEO Laurie Patton.


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