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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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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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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

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Sweeping digital surveillance powers passed by parliament

Legislation allowing ASIO to monitor entire networks of devices under a single warrant has now passed into law, despite crossbench MPs calling it "flawed" and "rushed".

By 1 October 2014

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​Anti-terror laws propose data retention and 'no-knock warrant' powers

The parliament is considering new counter-terrorism legislation that would extend law enforcement powers for data retention and allow police to search premises without presenting a warrant.

By 24 September 2014

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A "honeypot" to chase pirates: Concerns raised over data retention laws

The Shadow Communications Minister and Shadow Attorney-General have raised concerns that new data retention laws could be used to chase pirates, as a committee hearing on the laws reveals that a final definition for metadata remains elusive.

By 17 December 2014