[LINK] Is police spyware in your computer??

Kim Holburn 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  
>> their
>> 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  
> people"?
> Civil rights are not a luxury, they have a purpose. They are all that
> stand between the Rule of Law and a police state.
> K.
> -- 
> ~ 
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
> http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160  
> (mob)
> GPG fingerprint: 07F3 1DF9 9D45 8BCD 7DD5 00CE 4A44 6A03 F43A 7DEF
> _______________________________________________
> Link mailing list
> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link

Kim Holburn
IT Network & Security Consultant
Ph: +39 06 855 4294  M: +39 3494957443
mailto:kim at holburn.net  aim://kimholburn
skype://kholburn - PGP Public Key on request

More information about the Link mailing list