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for those of you who haven't heard, Telstra has just been busted spying on there customers (if your with telstra that means YOU!!!) internet use and sending that information to a Canadian company that develops internet filters for some of the worlds worst dictatorships, in a partnership to develop new filtering software for Telstra customers. Telstra did not notify any of it's customers about this massive privacy breach. despite the massive privacy breach and the most probably illegal behavior of Telstra, there is pretty much no coverage in the mainstream media (not surprising) and our beloved communications minister has been completely silent on the issue. for more info http://whirlpool.net.au/ and the forum discussion http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1892148
Just to keep everyone in the loop, over the past few days the government has started making some moves to sneak in some rather nasty pieces of legislation while it thinks the Australian public is not paying attention or lost interest. This include increasing snooping powers for police and asio, data retention, ACTA, making it illegal to refuse to decrypt data when requested as well as the new recommendations for isp level web filtering, correction: censorship. some light reading if you want to no more: http://www.zdnet.com..._30032012_fea_3 http://www.itnews.co...mendations.aspx http://www.itnews.co...-retention.aspx http://delimiter.com...illance-powers/ http://www.itnews.co...-misplaced.aspx http://delimiter.com...-participation/ http://delimiter.com...llance-upgrade/ http://news.smh.com....0504-1y419.html http://www.theage.co...0508-1y9vr.html anyways, spread the word and let people know whats going on