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StuartMW
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Spy agency ASIO wants powers to hack into personal computers

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SPY agency ASIO wants to hack into Australians' personal computers and commandeer their smartphones to transmit viruses to terrorists.
»www.news.com.au/technology/spy-a···52661701

Yeah, I'm sure ASIO wouldn't grab personal info or anything while they're at it

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But the Attorney-General's Department insists that ASIO will not examine the content of third-party computers.

See. You can trust them. They're from the gummint!
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ashrc4
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And from the other side of that coin perhaps they are a little frustrated at their inability to do their job effectively.
»www.theage.com.au/it-pro/governm···1iy.html

If you have trouble getting USABLE evidence does it naturally lean to mass spying?
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ashrc4
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The FBI has been lobbying technology companies such as Skype and Google - and other companies that provide online phone calls, instant messaging and email - to rewrite their codes to become more wiretap-friendly.

perhaps.
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norwegian
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First they wanted to filter, then they wanted to extend data storage, and even then ASIO were part of that commission, so it does not surprize me that this would happen.

With the recent European Nations attempt at Internet control, the US, England, China, other and plenty of others wanting to take ownership, then why wouldn't a security service of a convict nation have a stab at it too.

I can't see this back n forth tug at a hold on the Internet to end any time soon, everyone wants to have claws in it's flesh.
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Joey1973

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"We have met the enemy... and he is us."



StuartMW
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said by ashrc4:

perhaps.

I don't think there's much doubt

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The FBI has been lobbying top internet companies like Yahoo and Google to support a proposal that would force them to provide backdoors for government surveillance, according to CNET

FBI Wants Backdoors in Facebook, Skype and Instant Messaging

BTW I'm sure those in Australia, and elsewhere, will be subject to this as well. The internet doesn't stop at country boundaries.
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StuartMW
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said by norwegian:

... convict nation...

Well it has been a while since Australia was that
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Kearnstd
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Oh look a nation's letter agency wanting back doors into computers of the citizens computers so they can do dirty deeds dirt cheap.

Why am I not at all surprised or shocked.

in this case though its an FLA(Four Letter Agency) instead of our TLAs here in the US.
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StuartMW
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Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap
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Kearnstd
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That is a good song.

And it takes Big Balls to challenge these letter agencies.
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norwegian
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said by StuartMW:

said by norwegian:

... convict nation...

Well it has been a while since Australia was that

We would hope we have grown beyond that point but sometimes the powers to be create rules as if we were still there and the population are all crooks.


ashrc4
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said by norwegian:

said by StuartMW:

said by norwegian:

... convict nation...

Well it has been a while since Australia was that

We would hope we have grown beyond that point but sometimes the powers to be create rules as if we were still there and the population are all crooks.

It sure seems that way although most of the special powers have been to created of late tend to target Bikie gangs and loosely framed at terrorists.

That convict thing about a boat and it's occupants reminds me of another ACDC song?

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=msmzXBLVJEg

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