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  • Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

    Written by Adam Bender31 Oct. 14 10:28
  • ASIO head says government is no Big Brother

    ASIO is not carrying out mass surveillance of average citizens and the agency is subject to an appropriate level of oversight, according to the organisation's head David Taylor Irvine, director-general of security.

    Written by Adam Bender21 July 14 11:25
  • Fears about facial recognition overblown: AFP

    The Australian Federal Police has dismissed Orwellian fears about facial recognition, advocating the biometrics technique as a critical piece of the law enforcement toolset for protecting citizens.

    Written by Adam Bender30 May 14 10:13
  • Apple's behavior a throwback to 1984, Adobe CTO says

    Apple's refusal to allow Flash on the iPhone hurts innovation and is "like 1984 in a lot of ways," Adobe Systems' CTO said on Wednesday, implying that Apple has become the "Big Brother" it rebelled against in its iconic TV ad from that year.

    Written by James Niccolai06 May 10 06:58
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