Does not the use of data retention in this leaking of information that is patently in the PUBLIC INTEREST illustrate how the new laws which were intended for National Security and serious crime purposes can be misused?

What is the ‘reality’ of our shiny new future under PM Turnbull and his Century Cabinet’

Finally, how did the police know to go to those particular premises last night?  If politicians', staffers', or journalists' metadata was searched to find the alleged route the information took from the NBN to the press, then this is precisely what we have all feared from this new legislation.   Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/nbn-leaks-were-of-public-interest-so-why-the-late-night-police-raids-20160520-gozkqh.html#ixzz49AO9JNVX  Follow us: @theage…

Let's be clear. The news stories about the failings of Malcolm Turnbull's National Broadband Network which led to last night's police raids were squarely in the public interest.

This month's FOIA should serve as a cautionary note to activists using Twitter and other social media to promote their causes.

This month's FOIA should serve as a cautionary note to activists using Twitter and other social media to promote their causes.

British spies hacked themselves and family members to get personal information to send birthday cards, new papers reveal New papers show that UK spies have been collecting bulk personal data on citizens since the 90s, and that the information found is liable to abuse

British spies have been hacking themselves and their own families so they can send birthday cards

British spies hacked themselves and family members to get personal information to send birthday cards, new papers reveal New papers show that UK spies have been collecting bulk personal data on citizens since the 90s, and that the information found is liable to abuse

Edward Snowden on police pursuing journalist data: the scandal is what the law allows NSA whistleblower responds to admission by Australian federal police that it investigated leaks to a Guardian journalist by requesting his metadata

Edward Snowden on police pursuing journalist data: the scandal is what the law allows

In an exclusive interview from Moscow, Snowden cautions that more needs to be done to curb NSA surveillance two years after his disclosures

Australians are becoming more guarded in what they share on their Facebook page, agencies say.

Australians are becoming more guarded in what they share on their Facebook page, agencies say.

NSA whistleblower responds to admission by Australian federal police that it investigated leaks to a Guardian journalist by requesting his metadata

Edward Snowden on police pursuing journalist data: the scandal is what the law allows

Edward Snowden on police pursuing journalist data: the scandal is what the law allows NSA whistleblower responds to admission by Australian federal police that it investigated leaks to a Guardian journalist by requesting his metadata

A new study shows that knowledge of government surveillance causes people to self-censor their dissenting opinions online.

Mass surveillance silences minority opinions, according to study

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked.

George Brandis joins calls for Apple to comply with FBI request to unlock San Bernardino shooter's phone

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis is under increasing pressure to reverse millions of dollars in funding cuts to legal aid and community legal centres around Australia.

Burdensome lockout laws and overregulation have made this once-laidback city a social outcast, says an Australian entrepreneur. But what do you think?

Sydney's fun police have put out the light of the nightlife. The city's a global laughing stock

lockout: facial trauma cases fall after laws introduced, hospitals say - The Guardian: The Guardian Sydney lockout: facial…


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