Thanks to the legislation drafted to protect us, numerous government agencies are free to access our metadata.
The parliamentary review of the AFP’s metadata laws unearthed something horrifying. The AFP readily admitted to accessing our IP addresses, telephone records and emails 20,000 times over the last twelve months.
The Morrison government is looking to not only crack our encrypted data, but also share it will like-minded nations to purportedly keep us safe.
According to one recent study, the average Australian has no problem with the government increasing their surveillance powers over them. But, consider the findings with a heavy asterisk.
Australia’s foremost military mind wants our government to increase control of the internet for our protection. But should we?