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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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State control: Telco industry 'punch drunk' over increasing regulation

Data retention, website-blocking, new security laws -- as telcos and ISPs face increasing regulation at the hand of a national security-focused Government, one industry leader warns against the "state control of telecommunications".

By 28 July 2015

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Australia's dark year for digital liberty

Data retention, site blocking and three-strikes laws highlight 12 transformative months for online freedom in Australia. We reflect on the year's key moments in the words of the major players involved.

By 25 June 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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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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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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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