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[FYI] Ueberwachungsstaat Australien


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News Burst: Australians step closer to
routine surveillance
Tue, 30 Nov 1999 11:35:56 GMT
Will Knight

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) now has
the power to routinely access and alter the data on private
computer systems after to a bill passed by the Australian
parliament Friday. 

The ASIO Amendment Bill 1999 has come under fierce criticism
from civil liberties organisations and democratic politicians. The
success of the new Bill is likely to impact upon decisions made by
other governments regarding computer surveillance. 

British experts have also expressed fears that government hacking
is likely to increase in the UK. 

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