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Metadata retention laws introduced to parliament

ISPs and telcos could soon be required to retain customer metadata for two years, thanks to legislation introduced to parliament by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. But while Turnbull says the requirements are nothing new, the AFP has piracy in its sights.

By 30 October 2014

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AFP using site blocking laws to target malware

The AFP has revealed it used a section of the Telecommunications Act, traditionally used to block child pornography websites, to target the spread of malware.

By 22 October 2014

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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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​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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'Game of Thrones' gets 'Law & Order' mashup

Dun dun! Tywin Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Oberyn Martell, and Bronn join Ice-T in this clever tribute to "Game of Thrones."

By 17 May 2014

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ALRC proposes privacy laws, drops safe harbour for internet intermediaries

The ALRC has proposed new legal protections against "invasions of privacy" in the digital era, holding companies such as Facebook and Google to account for their involvement in breaches.

By 3 September 2014

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​Victorian Government modernises law for sexting

Thanks to the introduction of a new law in Victoria, teens found 'sexting' are no longer automatically deemed criminals or sex offenders.

By 26 August 2014

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By 26 August 2014

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Vast majority of hackers believe they're above the law -- survey

A new survey looks at what makes hackers tick -- and for most, it's not money or glory.

By 14 August 2014

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Catch of the Day's three-year silence proves need for disclosure laws

As a major data breach once again makes headlines, Australia is debating new legislation that could make disclosure of hacks mandatory.

By 23 July 2014