[LINK] Is police spyware in your computer??
kim at holburn.net
Sat Oct 3 21:51:14 AEST 2009
You know a while ago the Australian parliament passed a law making it
legal for Australian intelligence agencies to hack into peoples
computers *and change things*. Seems like a dangerous law to me.
I have wondered since then what would happen if someone used it as a
defence in court. ie I didn't put that there it must have been ASIO
or the police, prove it wasn't.
On 2009/Oct/03, at 1:31 PM, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-10-03 at 20:50 +1000, Tom Koltai wrote:
>> But if the police actions mean getting those kind of people off our
>> networks - well then, I for one don't really mind how they achieve
>> results - as long as they get results.
> Really? So the ends justify the means, do they?
> What an incredibly foolish thing to believe.
> What if they make a mistake?
> What if they make a mistake about *you*?
> What if "those kind of people" is modified to be "your kind of
> Civil rights are not a luxury, they have a purpose. They are all that
> stand between the Rule of Law and a police state.
> Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au) +61-2-64957160 (h)
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