A new law gives Australian police unprecedented powers for online surveillance, data interception and altering data. These powers, outlined in the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill, raise concerns over potential misuse, privacy and security. The bill updates the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. In essence, it allows… Read more »
Darwin City Council installed a network of hundreds of new devices across the centre of the city last year. This web of “smart” lights, environmental sensors and video cameras is designed to give the council more power to monitor and manage urban places – and the people who occupy them. The council says the A$10… Read more »
The federal government has announced that it will be investing $500 million to improve Australia’s space-based surveillance and intelligence capabilities.
Elsight has developed the ‘Multichannel’, a portable communications system which is able to send and receive encrypted data from any point in the world.
One such person who was affected by the Jill Meagher case is humble Sydney-based entrepreneur Christian Beck who, as the founder of LEAP Legal Software, isn’t unfamiliar with what it takes to build a profitable technology company. It was this incident that motivated Beck to create a solution that would help reduce unexpected deaths that like of Jill Meagher occurring in the future.
If Ai Weiwei is right in calling surveillance a threat to ‘civilised society’, technology developers have not only an economic, but a moral incentive to innovate.