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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

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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

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

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^^But they find time and space to cover stories like the heated butter-knife.

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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.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1892148

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

 

Personally I feel like the issue of my privacy being breached in such a manner is somewhat more important. Opinion of course but I can't be the only one who would have liked to have heard about this on some of the bigger mainstream news outlets.

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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.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1892148

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

 

Personally I feel like the issue of my privacy being breached in such a manner is somewhat more important. Opinion of course but I can't be the only one who would have liked to have heard about this on some of the bigger mainstream news outlets.

 

yeah but you forget the majority of humans are f**king retarded and prefer to hear about the Kardashian retards than to hear about important stuff.

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Fkn Telstra... It is illegal it's against the Privacy Act. This sort of thing by a major corporation should be the subject of punitive damages. Fine them $1,000.00 per customer whose data was sent, then award half of that back to the customer. That will both compensate us and teach them a lesson.

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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.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1892148

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

 

Personally I feel like the issue of my privacy being breached in such a manner is somewhat more important. Opinion of course but I can't be the only one who would have liked to have heard about this on some of the bigger mainstream news outlets.

 

yeah but you forget the majority of humans are f**king retarded and prefer to hear about the Kardashian retards than to hear about important stuff.

 

Abc 24, where wastes of airtime like the kardashian weddings don't see the light of day..

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how many people do you know that actually watch the news? and how many of those watch the ABC news?

 

we're still doomed haha.

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SBS world news and Aljazeera news :thumbsup:

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Fkn Telstra... It is illegal it's against the Privacy Act. This sort of thing by a major corporation should be the subject of punitive damages. Fine them $1,000.00 per customer whose data was sent, then award half of that back to the customer. That will both compensate us and teach them a lesson.

 

i actually agree they should be fined for breaking the privacy act. If this is slides, it sets a precedent for all future cases (as far as I understand Australian Law)

 

They should get royally f**ked up!

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how many people do you know that actually watch the news? and how many of those watch the ABC news?

 

we're still doomed haha.

 

I've got the cardboard box signs ready made brother hahaha

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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.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1892148

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

 

Personally I feel like the issue of my privacy being breached in such a manner is somewhat more important. Opinion of course but I can't be the only one who would have liked to have heard about this on some of the bigger mainstream news outlets.

 

+1

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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.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1892148

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

 

Personally I feel like the issue of my privacy being breached in such a manner is somewhat more important. Opinion of course but I can't be the only one who would have liked to have heard about this on some of the bigger mainstream news outlets.

 

+1

 

Was on news.com.au for a while

 

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.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1892148

 

That was news, abc 24 devoted about half an hours worth of sections yesterday reporting it, there are just far more important things going on ATM..

 

Like probable conflict between turkey and Syria, possible conflict between anyone and Syria, and the asylum seekers issue.

 

Bundle that with Gina rinehart currently buying into fairfax, and the media has its hands full pestering her and her lawyers...

 

It is a dirty move by Telstra, just not that big a deal in this context.

 

Personally I feel like the issue of my privacy being breached in such a manner is somewhat more important. Opinion of course but I can't be the only one who would have liked to have heard about this on some of the bigger mainstream news outlets.

 

+1

 

Was on news.com.au for a while

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