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    Australians to Lose All Digital Privacy Rights - Oct 13th

    Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will have immediate, warrantless and accumulating access to all telephone and internet metadata required by law, with a $2 million penalty for telcos and ISPs that don't comply.

    There is no sunset clause in the Abbott government's legislation, which was waved through parliament by Bill Shorten's Labor with only minor tweaks. The service providers are to keep a secret register of the agency seeking access to metadata and the identity of the persons being targeted. There is nothing in the Act to prevent investigative "fishing expeditions" or systemic abuse of power except for retrospective oversight by the Commonwealth Ombudsman. That's if you somehow found out about an agency looking into your metadata - which is unlikely, as there's a two-year jail sentence for anyone caught revealing information about instances of metadata access.

    Over time, your metadata will expose your private email, SMS and fixed-line caller traffic, consumer, work and professional activities and habits, showing the patterns of all your communications, your commercial transactions and monetised subscriptions or downloads, exactly who you communicate with, and how often.

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...27-gj96kq.html

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    ISIS has been around a lot in Australia lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    ISIS has been around a lot in Australia lately.
    Apparently they've been successful in their mission, to fundamentally change the West.

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    I have nothing to fear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    I have nothing to fear
    If you nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

    Unless you are a Jew.....

    -- Joseph Goebbels

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    I fear non-fat ice cream

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    I fear non-fat ice cream
    What about non-fat non-sugar icecream ? That should be your greatest fear. Think what would happen if you ingested that unwittingly, thinking it was real food.

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    Over time, your metadata will expose your private email, SMS and fixed-line caller traffic, consumer, work and professional activities and habits, showing the patterns of all your communications, your commercial transactions and monetised subscriptions or downloads, exactly who you communicate with, and how often
    My concern is that your participation here will put all of the forum members into your governments surveillance grid. If they're watching you, they are watching us. I don't know if I want some petty bureaucrats from down under assembling a dossier on everyones activities here.

    Perhaps we can make special dispensation for you, post a disclaimer/warning to the other members.

    If you choose to post or participate here be aware that your activities are recorded by a secret intelligence bureau in Australia. We have no idea what they will do with the information they gather on you. Post at your own risk and we assume no responsibility for the actions of the Australian government or their surveillance partners. Don't blame us if things go wrong. Be blessed!

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    There are drones over your head as we speak, John. Some of them are the size of a flea. "They" already know and their knowledge is increasing.

    Just kidding !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    What about non-fat non-sugar icecream ? That should be your greatest fear. Think what would happen if you ingested that unwittingly, thinking it was real food.

    Don't scare me

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