Dec 092013
 

Via:  http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstras-data-vacuum-20131205-2yucb.html

 

How Australia’s telephone and Web 2.0 use is tracked:  In bulk and filtered later.

Welcome to the world of the special projects group.

Sep 122013
 

Via:  http://delimiter.com.au/2013/09/10/australian-agencies-nsa-encryption-access/

 

Its seems the National Security Agency and GCHQ are still sharing tech with Australia rather than just the raw product been offered.

Feb 192013
 

Via  www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/prisoner-x-ben-zygier-who-was-secretly-held-in-israel-leaked-mossad-secrets-to-australian-security-services-8500089.html

 

One would think ASIO had better training from the US and UK about running agents?

More at www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2013/s3688787.htm

 

Dec 162012
 

Via:  www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tweeters-could-be-military-targets-20121213-2bcjq.html

 

Could using social media or blog comments about any military operation make you a legal military target?
The Geneva Convention protecting civilians could be removed if a power feels uploading, downloading or sharing is part of the fight. How long before “knowingly providing material support or resources to an entity that has been designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.” becomes just “providing material support or resources to an entity that has been designated”"

Oct 252012
 

Via:  www.zdnet.com/australian-police-want-telco-customer-data-retained-forever-7000004811/

 

2 years?  5 years? – try forever.    Dont worry its not the content, just ip’s…

Sep 042012
 

Via:  www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-03/revealed-us-flew-drone-missions-from-australia/4236306

 

“demanded they not publish material revealing the presence of the Global Hawks”

Hard to hide a drone the size of a 737 airliner if it gets some support for local air traffic control …… and so far south as a “a forward operation location”?

Note the use of civilian ground crews vs the need for a US camp?

 

Sep 042012
 

Via:  www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2012/09/the-assange-case/

 

A long list of whistleblowers, the honey traps and other methods used on them.

 

Aug 302012
 

www.computerworld.com.au/article/434911/data_retention_could_cost_over_500m_comms_alliance_amta/

Expensive

delimiter.com.au/2012/08/29/insufficient-evidence-telcos-pan-surveillance-reforms/

Do we need it?

www.itnews.com.au/News/313178,public-opposes-federal-data-retention-proposal.aspx

Not happy about it

www.computerworld.com.au/article/434909/proposed_data_retention_laws_likened_police_state_bendall_/

Fun for friends of friends of friends and the one legal note to watch them all?

 

If everybody knows they are been watched on Web 2.0, they will move to other forms of communications.

All the logs become junk.

 

 

 

Jul 172012
 

Via: www.itnews.com.au/News/308706,submarine-cable-operators-face-us-levy.aspx

 

 

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering an expansion to the Universal Service Fund. Submarine cable operators with landings in the United States could face a 15.7 percent levy on quarterly revenues. Some history on US telco rates can be found at: http://www.commsday.com/commsday/2012/comment-bad-timing-proposed-undersea-cable-tax/

Jul 122012
 

Via:   http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/every-click-you-make-theyll-be-watching-20120711-21wfg.html

 

The Attorney-General’s Department is looking into 40 proposals surrounding telco data retention in Australia.

Will the intelligence community get 2 years of logs to sort from every Australian isp?