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    Default Australia not the land of the free

    Some pretty heavy handed measures in this gathering of metadata

    The end of Australians' digital privacy | Stuff.co.nz

    What do the Australian public really think of it, and more to the point do they understand what it actually means for them?

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    The real issue here is that the information can be accessed for any reason that they want with no need for a warrant of proof of justification - this is an infringement of basic human rights.

    While I do agree (to a certain extent) with the "if you have nothing to hid you have nothing to worry about" idea the fact is that the information that could be gathered by this sort of data and the mining of it could be used to fabricate any number of things

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    I worry about how the data will be stored - can it be hacked?

    It just feels very poorly thought out imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmacs View Post
    I worry about how the data will be stored - can it be hacked?

    It just feels very poorly thought out imho.
    Some ISPs (it isn't stated which) have already asked for exemptions from some of the requirements, worryingly one thing they have asked for is the right not to encrypt the stored metadata (which is just asking for hacking problems IMO).
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    Big Brother from a so called 'liberal' government. Remember Malcolm engineered this at the next election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Big Brother from a so called 'liberal' government. Remember Malcolm engineered this at the next election.
    THey'll do a tax cut and everyone will automatically forget anything bad that happened under the current government and we'll get another 3/4 years - much like the Howard years. Tax cuts Tax Cuts Tax cuts to distract from the lack of infrastructure or any real advancements that should have happened given we had a mining boom. That being said, not a fan of Shorten.
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