Australian Government Scrambles to Authorize Mass Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation

In simple terms, the bill allows law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to access data from a computer—so far, so good. But it redefines “a computer” to mean not only “one or more computers” but also “one or more computer networks”.

Since the Internet itself is nothing but a large network of computer networks, it seems difficult to avoid the conclusion that the bill may stealthily allow the spy agency to surveil the entire Internet with a single warrant.

.. this may mark the week in history when it became easier for the Australian government to surveil and manipulate the Internet at will.

via Australian Government Scrambles to Authorize Mass Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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