Australia Spies On its Own Citizens

Through rapid technology advances, Australia’s security apparatus has grown to an Orwellian scale, not at the design of any elected government but something the Australian bureaucracy has been forthright in promoting. The executive branch of government has only superficial control over the system. It is fully integrated with the NSA apparatus, which immediately brings up sovereignty issues – not about a country's sovereignty over land, but over knowledge. Through technology and its innovative applications, the concept of privacy has been reframed to the point where anything a person does outside the home or on a computer is public domain, captured through any of a large array of assets.

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