My local fish wrapper reported today that the Abbott govt. wants to introduce new counter terrorism measures which proposes to force internet providers to keep metadata of all our online and phone usage for up to two yrs.
A quick Google Fu:
No doubt someone has to fund the cost of building the much needed data centres to store all this data. I guess user (you and me) pays again. Apart from privacy issues, I'm not too sure that this will work as Big Brother plans as I've heard that terrorists and criminals are skilled in the use of carrier pigeon, encrypted networks (VPN) and other nefarious means of communication. Why, even old Aussie Post may get a boost in snail mail usage
The one's targeted as always will seek and fund ways to circumvent any measure to detect, disrupt and detain. So, can I ask what the Collective thoughts are on this proposed measure?