Government Surveillance

Do you have strong feelings about government surveillance?  Ever since the release of information about government surveillance by Edward Snowden, I feel that the nature of the relationship of trust between governments and their citizens has changed. It’s thrown into sharp relief the uneasy balance between citizens’ right to privacy, and governments’ obligations to provide…

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Urgency

Parliament passed the Copyright Amendment Act into law under urgency last night, effectively forcing Internet Service Providers to police people allegedly infringing copyrights, with the ultimate sanction being a $15,000 fine and disconnecting the offender from the Internet. The whole idea is stupid and irritating on many levels, but to me, the worst aspect is…

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