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New ASIO powers condemned as mass internet espionage

The Senate has passed a new 'National Security' bill that has been heavily criticised for granting ASIO sweeping powers to "spy on any device connected to the internet".

By 26 September 2014

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Telstra shares browsing history with ASIO under current scheme

​As the government debates whether a URL constitutes content, it has been revealed that Telstra already provides browsing history to ASIO and law enforcement.

By 19 August 2014

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​Privacy advocates criticise far-reaching ASIO surveillance powers

New digital surveillance powers for Australia's top security agency have been described as 'too expansive' by leading civil liberties advocates.

By 18 August 2014

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Brandis pushes for expanded ASIO powers and data retention laws

​The Attorney-General has introduced a new bill to give ASIO greater surveillance powers, adding that data retention laws are also "under active consideration".

By 17 July 2014

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VPN use skyrockets in Australia amid privacy concerns

With data retention now in the law books and rights holders given the green light to chase individual pirates, VPNs are more popular than ever with Australians looking to cover their tracks online.

By 14 April 2015

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Brandis: ​Data retention an "urgent priority" after Paris terror attacks

Attorney-General George Brandis has pointed to recent terror-related attacks in Paris and Sydney, calling for the quick passage of "crucial" data retention laws in Australia.

By 12 January 2015

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Chinese hackers blamed for ASIO cyber attack

A cyber attack originating from China is responsible for the theft of classified blueprints for the new ASIO headquarters in Canberra, Four Corners has reported.

By 28 May 2013

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Data retention one step closer as Government accepts bipartisan review

The Government and Attorney-General George Brandis have welcomed bipartisan recommendations on proposed data retention laws meaning that, with some amendments, the bill looks likely to pass.

By 4 March 2015

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Shorten raises concerns about cost and scope of data retention

The Leader of the Opposition has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to raise concerns about proposed metadata laws and to protest Government attempts to "politicise" data retention.

By 16 February 2015

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Let slip the doges of war: Senator Ludlam calls for meme protest of data retention laws

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has called on internet advocates to fight new data retention laws in the best way they know how -- through a wave of memes directed at politicians in Canberra.

By 3 October 2014