Main Sequence, Steve Baxter back defence surveillance startup in $4.45m Seed round

- December 4, 2023 2 MIN READ

A defence tech startup that helps drones and airborne surveillance craft “see” better has raised $4.45 million in a Seed round. The investment in Arkeus was led by CSIRO deep tech VC Main Sequence, with participation from Steve Baxter’s new defence-focus fund, Beaten Zone Venture Partners, and Salus Ventures. The capital is allocated towards scaling… Read more »

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Australian authorities love asking Big Tech for user data – 4x more than the global average

- March 23, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian politicians have another way to brag about the nation being a global leader, although they probably won’t – it’s all about being a surveillance state. A new report on data surveillance from VPN provider Surfshark, reveals that government requests for user data from big tech companies by local law enforcement and other agencies are four… Read more »

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New Australian surveillance laws give police powers to alter Facebook and Twitter posts

- September 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

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 »


Jill Meagher tragedy inspired millionaire entrepreneur to create surveillance startup Cammy

- November 27, 2014 5 MIN READ

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.