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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 09:41

NBN leaks: AFP carries out raid at parliament house

The Australian Federal Police has conducted a raid at the Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House to try and find out the source of leaks that led to a number of stories about the NBN.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:01

myGov is a disaster waiting to happen

With the announcement that, from this year onwards, Australians will have to file their taxes online using the myGov portal, a nice new target has been created for hackers who, like all other humans, want maximum returns for minimum work.

Published in Open Sauce

Banished NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that Australia has gone further down the slippery slope of unfettered mass surveillance than even the US. Yesterday Snowden pointed to the recent raids by the Australian Federal Police on the offices of senior ALP parliamentarian Senator Stephen Conroy and a staffer of Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare to illustrate the potential danger of using retained metadata for nefarious political purposes.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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