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Data Retention – Its Not Where You Go, But Who You Talk To

This article, by Luke Heemsbergen was originally published at The Interdisciplinary Internet Institute. It has been edited slightly to better address a domestic audience. See the original article. Data retention may well be a valuable resource to fight serious crime and terrorism, but it’s

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CitizenFour: Why it’s already the movie of the year

By Alex Schlotzer, EFA Board Member Less than two weeks after its Australian release, CitizenFour today received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film had previously won the British equivalent (BAFTA) as well as a long list of

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Ludlam demolishes data retention bill

At the end of January, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) held two days of hearings into the government’s data retention legislation (transcripts here and here). These hearings were at times a testy affair, with a number

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The 90s and Now: FBI and its Inability to Cope with Encryption

This post, by Amul Kalia, was originally published on EFF’s Deeplinks blog on 29th October 2014. Australian authorities are using many of the same arguments, including to justify the mandatory data retention legislation introduced into parliament last week. Recently, FBI

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