The much anticipated official government review into GCHQ bulk data collection has found that such activity is fine, and should not be considered mass surveillance. It also acknowledged that some legislative change is needed.
From April 1, Telstra customers will be able to access metadata that the telco is keeping on them for a fee that is expected to begin at AU$25.
"We believe that if the police can ask for information relating to you, you should be able to as well," Telstra said in its announcement.
Private Email Server Made Hillary Clinton Vulnerable To Hackers, But The State Dept Isn't Much Safer
By using private email, Hillary Clinton put her data at risk every time she clicked on a link or downloaded an attachment as secretary of state. But the American public, and even Clinton herself, will probably never know if hackers were able to monitor her communication from 2009 to 2013, the four years she served as the most powerful U.S. diplomat.
Customs are seeking the power to require people to disclose passwords to their electronic devices when entering New Zealand.
It said the power would be useful in helping detect objectionable material and evidence of other offending, such as drugs offences, as well as to verify people's travel plans.
Last week, a storm erupted on the net after it became widely known that Superfish – software that was being pre-installed on Lenovo PCs – could compromise users’ security and privacy.
The problem with Superfish was not just that it injected money-making ads into websites, but that it used a self-signed root certificate to intercept encrypted HTTPS traffic for every website users visited – replacing legitimate site certificates with its own.