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Nabbed by You Tube - Times of Malta

Nabbed by You Tube - Times of Malta | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

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AFP calls for more access to metadata to snare criminals

The AFP calls for more powers to monitor metadata records to stop criminals slipping through the cracks.
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Metadata access in new national security laws raises civil liberties concern

Metadata access in new national security laws raises civil liberties concern | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
As the Commonwealth drafts new national security laws, it is worth taking stock of the effectiveness of earlier legal efforts, and asking what safeguards should be in place concerning metadata access.
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Top Stories: Metadata storage scheme will attract hackers, Telstra says

The nation's biggest telecommunications company has sounded a warning about the Government's mandatory metadata retention scheme.

Telstra said an unintended consequence of the plan would be the creation of many highly attractive targets for hackers.

The Federal Government has cited national security as one of the reasons for its plan to force telcos and internet companies to store customer metadata for two years.

A parliamentary committee investigating the bills also heard concerns from Australia's intelligence agency watchdog that ASIO could keep metadata indefinitely.

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ABC story on Telstra response to metadata plans. 29/1/15

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PM questions whether 'madman' could have been stopped

PM questions whether 'madman' could have been stopped | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The gunman responsible for the deadly Sydney siege was well known to police and ASIO.
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Sydney siege lead detective was among targets of internal bugging

Sydney siege lead detective was among targets of internal bugging | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
THE detective leading the investigation into the Sydney siege was among those placed under surveillance by colleagues during a bitterly divisive police operation due to be investigated by a parliamentary inquiry this week.
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Charlie Hebdo, Europe, Britain, and Terrorism: dangers ahead

Charlie Hebdo, Europe, Britain, and Terrorism: dangers ahead | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
• More resources needed for security and intelligence agencies, not new laws• Alienation among root causes of violent terrorism
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Internet at a Crossroads

Internet at a Crossroads | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Until the summer of 2013, the global movement for Internet freedom had been gaining momentum. However, global trust in US and UK leadership on Internet freedom has evaporated ever since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden began releasing evidence of mass surveillance by the NSA and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters.
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Questions over police tactic in Standage murder case

Questions over police tactic in Standage murder case | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A legal expert says a Canadian ruling highlights the dangers of using undercover stings to catch killers.
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Passport staff miss one in seven fake ID checks

Passport staff miss one in seven fake ID checks | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Staff responsible for issuing passports are no better than the average person at identifying if someone is holding a fake passport photo, my colleagues and I report in a study published in PLOS ONE today…
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Communication and complex emergencies project

Three reports on the role of communication, including new and social media, in complex emergencies and in support of humanitarian assistance.
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Counter-terrorism and national security legislation reviews: a comparative overview

This paper outlines the key reviews of Australia's counter-terrorism and national security legislation, followed by a more detailed comparison of the recommendations of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor and Council of Australian Governments reports with each other and, where relevant, those of earlier reviews.
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Is your USB stick the enemy?

Is your USB stick the enemy? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Computer users everywhere are looking at the USB stick sat next to their computer this week with trepidation. Many are now wondering if this trusted friend has turned against them now that cybersecurity…
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Cable snips and fake Mexican burglaries: how the WWI information battle was won

Cable snips and fake Mexican burglaries: how the WWI information battle was won | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Military intelligence has relied on observing and reading enemy messages since the earliest times of conflict. But it was during World War I that great leaps were made in the technology needed to intercept…
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Without metadata retention regulations, police are relying on luck: AFP Commissioner

Without metadata retention regulations, police are relying on luck: AFP Commissioner | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The police say the powers introduced by the Abbott Government to patrol the World Wide Web and retain metadata are vital for investigations. AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin says the information is just what was available in the White Pages, but without it, police are relying on luck. The commissioner says the new laws are just about consistency in terms of companies retaining data.
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NSW Police Deputy Commissioner 'humiliated' by bugging investigation

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner 'humiliated' by bugging investigation | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
One of the top policemen in NSW tells an inquiry into a bugging scandal he suffered a decade of recriminations.
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Sydney gunman was not on security watchlist, Abbott says

Sydney gunman was not on security watchlist, Abbott says | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott reveals the Sydney cafe siege gunman was not on a security watchlist.
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Abbott admits ASIO failed to put Sydney siege gunman on watchlist

Abbott admits ASIO failed to put Sydney siege gunman on watchlist | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has admitted that Australia's security system failed to put Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis under surveillance before he killed two people at the Lindt cafe.
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Why Reams of Intelligence Did Not Thwart the Paris Attacks

Why Reams of Intelligence Did Not Thwart the Paris Attacks | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The government faced gaping questions over its failure to thwart a brazen assault on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, as well as a double hostage situation two days later.
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Surveillance of brothers dropped six months before Charlie Hebdo attack

Surveillance of brothers dropped six months before Charlie Hebdo attack | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Surveillance of the Kouachi brothers behind the Charlie Hebdo attack had been called off only six months before the massacre because they were deemed low risk.
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NFL Announces New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Videotaped Domestic Violence

NFL Announces New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Videotaped Domestic Violence | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
NEW YORK—Following public outcry over his mishandling of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s aggravated assault of his then-fiancée, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that the league has adopted a new zero-tolerance ...
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Anti-piracy investigator calls for dedicated Australian court to prosecute web pirates

Anti-piracy investigator calls for dedicated Australian court to prosecute web pirates | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A prominent anti-piracy investigator has called for the creation of a dedicated Australian court to deal with the illicit downloading and distribution of movies, TV shows and other content following the jailing of a British man who recorded blockbuster film Fast and Furious 6 at a cinema and shared it to thousands online.
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Investing wisely: spending political capital on Australia’s criminal intelligence capabilities

This report examines a recent proposal to merge the Australian Crime Commission and the CrimTrac Agency.
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Hack Attack: brickbats and bouquets for reporter who broke hacking scandal

Hack Attack: brickbats and bouquets for reporter who broke hacking scandal | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Nick Davies is a hero for my generation of journalists and many generations of younger reporters. He can be fairly characterised as a Woodward or Bernstein of British “quality” journalism. Davies decided…
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Australian Governments and dilemmas in filtering the Internet: juggling freedoms against potential for harm

This paper examines proposed internet filtering policies in Australia from the 1990s to 2014 and discusses some of their ideological underpinnings.
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Outcry over squirrel kicker, yet disrespecting animals is the norm

Outcry over squirrel kicker, yet disrespecting animals is the norm | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
An online video apparently showing a French tourist kicking a squirrel off a cliff in Grand Canyon National Park was greeted with horror and incredulity after being posted (and since removed) on YouTube…
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