Australia: The End of Freedom? We are Sleepwalking into a Surveillance State

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By STEVEN TRITTON The leaked classified documents by Edward J. Snowden beginning in June 2013 unleashed waves of alarming revelations across the world of covert government mass surveillance and data mining on a global scale. Considered “the most spectacular intelligence breach in history” by one publisher,1 Snowden’s disclosures tore a wide opening in the veil of international secret government spying and surveillance. The bombshell leaks catalysed immediate protest on pressing concerns of … [Read more...]

War for Total Control: Planning the Ultimate ‘Big Brother’ Surveillance Society

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By ADRIAN SALBUCHI — It’s an old cliché to say that technology in itself is neither good nor bad, but that all depends on how you use it. In the case of Information and Communications Technologies, and their out-of-control problem child the Internet that has so revolutionised the world, today we seem to be at a key crossroads where all seems to hang on which path Mankind finally treads. Like a sharp two-edged sword, the Internet and the very rapidly evolving technologies surrounding it, are … [Read more...]