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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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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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How far from 1984?

The ABC has done a brilliant radio program about surveillance and how, in so many ways, we are close to a George Orwell-esque situation Check it out here  

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New intelligence powers: what’s included

Last week, Attorney-General George Brandis introduced an omnibus bill to the Senate that seeks to update the legislation governing the operations of Australia’s intelligence services. Three weeks ago, we reviewed the proposals that were expected to be included in this tranche of legislation. The

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