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Laws passed today will allow authorities to collect and keep Australians' internet records, including their web-browsing history, social media activity and emails.

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the laws would help police track cyber-criminals around the globe, and would give authorities the power to find people engaged in forgery, fraud, child pornography, and infringement of copyright and intellectual property.

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Man, you boys down under really can not catch a break.

I really dislike the fact that legislature like that was able to be passed, this basically gives you no privacy should the authorities decide to 'monitor' you.
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LOLOL

IS THIS FOR REAL?

Sucks to be Aussie.
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Seems like every country is going in this direction. It was nice to have been around for the golden age of internet freedom, but it seems to be coming to an end real soon.
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How is this any different than the U.S.? All they need is a court-order to get phone records, place a wiretap, internet records, etc...

Or am I missing something?
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Have fun, mines filled with porn.

I'm sure the government will like my videos wink.gif
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Seems like every country is going in this direction. It was nice to have been around for the golden age of internet freedom, but it seems to be coming to an end real soon.

They could do this anyway even before this? if someone wanted your records they could get them, I'm sure they would have been able to get them before this happened.
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LOLOL
IS THIS FOR REAL?
Sucks to be Aussie.

Sucks to be us? how you guys have the same rights over there? if the government wants yours they can get them as well? what's the difference?
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Seems like every country is going in this direction. It was nice to have been around for the golden age of internet freedom, but it seems to be coming to an end real soon.

It does seem this way.
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Oh boy, RIAA goin' after the little guys next...............
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