Australian data retention laws will be used to prosecute pirates

Australian data retention laws will be used to prosecute pirates

Worried that your metadata could be used to prosecute you in a piracy case? You should be: the Australian Federal Police Commissioner thinks that metadata could be very helpful to prosecute pirates.

When asked if stored metadata could be used to combat piracy, Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Andrew Colvin, replied at a press conference that the stored data of Australians could be used for a whole number of things, including anti-piracy:

“Absolutely. Any interface or connection someone has over the internet, we need to be able to identify the parties to that collection. Illegal downloads, piracy, cyber crimes, cyber security. Our ability to investigate them is pinned to the ability to retrieve metadata,” Colvin told journalists.

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WHY ARE THEY PICKING ON ME!!!?!?!?!? Fuck it. Let them try, I have a picture of me with a gun. HAR HAR HAR!!!

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The search is on for a new Aussie road rage dickhead

THIS is the moment a guy with serious road rage deliberately rams a family car on its way to pick up kids from school.

Driving along a NSW Central Coast street with his wife in the passenger seat, Stephen expected the daily school pick up to be just like any other.

It was when, while stopped at a green light, he gave the driver in front “a couple of friendly toots” to move on, that things started to get serious.

Continuing on, Steve realised the blue sedan was now about three or four cars behind, and getting closer.

“I had a bad feeling. My wife grabbed the phone and started filming in case something happened,” he tells news.com.au.

“He swerved once into our lane then came back a second time.”

It was then that the driver deliberately slammed into Steve’s car.

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Amelia Earhart’s plane identified

Amelia Earhart’s plane identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s twin-engined Lockheed Electra.

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The Enfield Poltergeist

In August 1977, single parent Peggy Hodgson called police to her rented home in Enfield after two of her four children claimed that furniture was moving and knocking sounds were heard on walls. The children included Margaret, age 13, Janet, age 11, Johnny, age 10 and Billy, age 7. A female police constable saw a chair slide on the floor but couldn’t determine if it moved by itself or was pushed by someone. Later claims included allegedly demonic voices, loud noises, thrown rocks and toys, overturned chairs and levitation of children. Reports of further incidents in the house attracted considerable press attention and the story was covered in British newspapers such as the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, until reports came to an end in 1979.[1][2][3] On Halloween 2011, BBC News featured comments from a radio interview with photographer Graham Morris, who claimed that a considerable portion of the events were genuine

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Support Project Thunderstruck

Support Project Thunderstruck

Live in Australia and want to help project ThunderStruck?

I’m still raising funds for project ThunderStruck. Thiungs have progressed significantly with both the spacecraft side and the event of Jason breaking the sound barrier. I have a need to do a balloon flight this Saturday to raise funds. It costs me money to do this. If someone would either like to make money or would sponsor the work, i can repay with interest, put you as a sponsor – you can be at the flight and that may be at Woomera (our expense – where ever it is) or any other arrangement. Call me urgently on 0448881101. You may want to be a shareholder in the Aerospace business. I am open to all suggestions as these flights are important to our fund raising and our experiments. The more we do, the more experiments that we can fly!

Here are two lessons from only 10 days ago: We need more experience! Even with 100% success rate, we are learning and correcting any weakness in our kit or methods:

http://projectthunderstruck.org/preparing-flight-thunderstruck/

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Just like Kerbal Space Program, but real.

Private Orbital Sciences-built cargo launch to the International Space Station ended in a fiery explosion just seconds after liftoff Tuesday night (Oct. 28).

Orbital’s unmanned Antares rocket exploded in a brilliant fireball shortly after launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 6:22 p.m. EDT (2222 GMT), crashing back down to the launch pad in a flaming heap. The Antares was carrying Orbital’s unmanned Cygnus spacecraft, which was toting 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) of food, scientific experiments and other supplies on this flight — the third cargo mission to the space station under a $1.9 billion contract the company holds with NASA. You can see photos of the Antares rocket explosion here.

A NASA spokesman described the explosion as a “catastrophic anomaly” during a NASA TV webcast. While the assessment and investigation of the accident have just begun, NASA emergency operations officials report no injuries, Orbital Sciences representatives said. Property damage is limited to the south end of Wallops Island, they added. [Listen to a first-hand account of the rocket explosion]

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A lot of science was lost on this rocket. Including an experimental asteroid mining craft.


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Warrant-less wire-tapping for all Australians

Warrant-less wire-tapping for all Australians

The federal government has introduced legislation for a mandatory data retention scheme requiring telecommunications companies to store customers’ records.

In a surprise move, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 into the House of Representatives on Thursday morning.

The bill allows law enforcement agencies to access customers’ metadata without a warrant. Exactly what will constitute metadata has not yet been full explained by the government but it does not include the content of telephone calls or emails. The time, date and location of the communication – including IP addresses – is usually classed as metadata.

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A nation of criminals is how the government sees us.

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But he’s a good boy…

But he’s a good boy…

POLICE found more than they bargained for when checks of a woman’s phone for suspected drug trafficking unveiled a cache of dirty videos in which she allegedly had sex with a dog.

Jenna Louise Driscoll, 25, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday charged with trafficking, possession of a dangerous drug, two counts of possession of an item used in the commission of a crime, three counts of supplying and a further three counts of bestiality.

Defence lawyer Rachel Cavalli asked for her client to be granted bail, which was not opposed.

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Religion of kill everything strikes again

Religion of kill everything strikes again

Boys as young as six have been filmed at a religious youth group meeting in Sydney’s south-west chanting extremist Islamic views and calling for US President Barack Obama to “go to hell”.

In the video, uncovered by Channel Seven, four boys said to be aged six to 13 are shown performing on a stage as “Soldiers of Khilafa” or soldiers of the caliphate, waving flags and also chanting for the head of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The footage, which has been described by government ministers as “disturbing” and “sickening”, shows a six-year-old boy take the microphone and pronounce: “You’re never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafa.”

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The Australian government, what a bunch of fuckwits

The Australian government, what a bunch of fuckwits

The news today is boggling. Our government seems to be populated with dumbfucks and corrupt cunts.

Fuck the people – Australian government protecting companies from protesters.

I’m too fucking dumb for this job – Jacquie Lambie bans herself with her own stupid law.

Australian is nothing but America’s bitch –  Aussie senators banned from seeing the TPP conditions, but American senators are not.

Australia is getting dumb – PM’s Science prize winner says the smart people are dumping Australia.

 

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Skydiving altitute record broken again

Skydiving altitute record broken again

“A senior Google vice president, Alan Eustace, has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump set in 2012 by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.

Mr Eustace was carried by a large helium balloon from New Mexico to over 40km (25 miles) above the earth.

The 57-year-old leapt out in a specially-designed space suit, reaching speeds of more than 1,300km/h.

He exceeded the speed of sound, setting off a small sonic boom, and broke three skydiving records in the process.”

I don’t know why but I am absolutely fascinated by these super high altitude sky dives. I wish there had of been more fanfare, like Baumgartner’s jump a few years ago. That way I could have been all excited during the build up!

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Attack of the Clowns!!! Its no longer a dream – its real!

Attack of the Clowns!!! Its no longer a dream – its real!

A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.

A police source said Sunday the group of teens were arrested in the parking lot of a high school in the Mediterranean port town of Agde, as several other complaints poured in about “armed clowns” in the region over the weekend.

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Tony Abbott pisses off his boss

Tony Abbott pisses off his boss

News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch has invoked his grandfather’s reporting of Gallipoli to lash the Abbott government’s new national security laws that could jail journalists for up to 10 years.

Mr Murdoch said Australia’s press freedom was under threat and had already fallen dramatically by world standards.

“It might surprise you that today Australia ranks 33rd, just behind Belize, on the Freedom house index. 20 years ago we ranked 9th,” Mr Murdoch said during the Keith Murdoch Oration at the State Library in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Mr Murdoch said the government was frequently asking Australians to trust them ‘we’re from the government’, when attempting to censor the media. “But trust is something that should not be a consideration when restricting our fundamental freedoms. Our freedom of speech and freedom of the press are not things we should blindly entrust anyone.”

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How America and Britain fought against Gough Whitlam

How America and Britain fought against Gough Whitlam

The Americans and British worked together. In 1975, Whitlam discovered that Britain’s MI6 was operating against his government. “The Brits were actually decoding secret messages coming into my foreign affairs office,” he said later. One of his ministers, Clyde Cameron, told me, “We knew MI6 was bugging Cabinet meetings for the Americans.” In the 1980s, senior CIA officers revealed that the “Whitlam problem” had been discussed “with urgency” by the CIA’s director, William Colby, and the head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield. A deputy director of the CIA said: “Kerr did what he was told to do.”

On 10 November, 1975, Whitlam was shown a top secret telex message sourced to Theodore Shackley, the notorious head of the CIA’s East Asia Division, who had helped run the coup against Salvador Allende in Chile two years earlier.

Shackley’s message was read to Whitlam. It said that the prime minister of Australia was a security risk in his own country. The day before, Kerr had visited the headquarters of the Defence Signals Directorate, Australia’s NSA where he was briefed on the “security crisis”.

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Sweetie catches her first Aussie pervert

Sweetie catches her first Aussie pervert

A 10-year-old girl from the Philippines, nicknamed Sweetie, has helped authorities convict one Australian on child pornography charges. But Sweetie isn’t real — she’s a virtual digital avatar created to lure predators as part of a global sting operation.

Scott Robert Hansen, a 37-year-old from Australia, is the first person to be convicted as a result of his interactions with Sweetie, according to Agence France Press.

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More on Sweetie here

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