Over in China, facial recognition technology has been used to identify and punish “enemies of the state”. A similar system has been approved for use on our shores.
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.
With the government’s anti-encryption laws now beyond public scrutiny, here’s what is on the table, and what we can expect.
The surveillance state grows ever larger, as the power to intercept our phone calls is now being debated. It is expected to pass with bi-partisan support.
We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.