Articles posted by Sean Rintel

Electronic Frontiers Australia joins the world in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela was an icon in the fight for freedom, which now includes online freedom of access and expression, and freedom from censorship, surveillance, and oppression. EFA … Continue reading

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Ever since Edward Snowden's first NSA spying revelations, the Australian Signals Directorate (formerly Defence Signals Directorate, DSD hereafter) has been implicated as a complicit 'Five Eyes' partner. The Guardian has today released shocking new information from Snowden showing just how complicit DSD has been. These … Continue reading

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EFA considers the leaked Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to represent looming disaster for Australian citizens. Not only are the secret negotiations deplorable, as is Australia's almost total agreement with the US positions, but if passed, its provisions … Continue reading

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EFA is quoted in Business Spectator endorsing Simon Hackett's appointment to the NBN Co Board. We said that: "Hackett's ideas allow for market-friendly solutions to keep costs down and genuine entrepreneurialism, but specifically do so without introducing the kind of … Continue reading

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New Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, MP, yesterday held a media conference (see also the official media statement) in which he announced the new NBN Co interim statement of expectations. In the conference Mr Turnbull reiterated that the government will institute a … Continue reading

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