Australia's Securities and Investments Commission does good work stopping scammers and white-collar crime, but last April they blocked 1199 law abiding sites by mistake. Scott Ludlam has some questions about this.
Edward Snowden's leaks raised some very serious questions about the 97% of our internet communications that are carried by submarine cables. At the point where the cables reach the land, they are spliced by NSA and other agencies, and the entire contents of the web is sent back to whatever place the US is keeping all this information. Senator Ludlam asks some serious questions about the legality of this practise and other aspects of our surveilllance state.
Faced with general stone-walling and non-answers, the Senator asks what work the Department of the Attorney General has undertaken on data retention since the election. The answer, it seems, is that they've been busy stonewalling and giving non-answers