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Every Call You Make or Text You Send, They'll Be Tracking From Today Australia


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:08 PM

 

From today, every phone call you make, every text message you send and every email you write will compulsorily be tracked by the government agencies under a new metadata retention scheme.
 
Yes, you heard right. If you are a citizen of Australia with a mobile phone and an Internet connection, your digital activity will be recorded.
 
As the government's new data retention law comes into effect, the Australian telecommunications companies will now keep large amounts of your telecommunications metadata for two years.
 
The law has allegedly been implemented to protect the country against organized terrorist and criminals, like every government agencies including the United States' intelligence agency NSA and British intelligence agency GCHQ claim.

 

 

Every Call You Make or Text You Send, They'll Be Tracking From Today

 

Well Australia data retention is here, Why, Because as a nation we were too lazy and stupid to tell the Govt NO.


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:25 PM

No problem! Just encrypt everything you send. I am certain somebody there knows how to encrypt prop--nevermind.


Edited by Gorbulan, 13 October 2015 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:30 PM

"What if " you purchased IPinator VPN from the BleepingComputer store?

 

https://deals.bleepingcomputer.com/sales/ipinator-vpn-lifetime-license

 

or <example> SafeIP http://www.freesafeip.com/

 

Would that make any difference, or is it a lost cause?



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:58 PM

Is this tracking of metadata "Mr X called Mr Y at 18:56 on 15/10/2015, the call lasted for 2 minutes 5 seconds", or is this logging of full details "Mr X called Mr Y at 18:56 on 15/10/2015, the call lasted for 2 minutes 5 seconds, also includes a full recording of what was said should any human or algorithm ever wish to go through all the details of it"?
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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:23 PM

 

Is this tracking of metadata "Mr X called Mr Y at 18:56 on 15/10/2015, the call lasted for 2 minutes 5 seconds

Yes.


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:25 PM

Wow, I heard Australia was trending towards major government, but this is a concern. 






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