Comments for Electronic Frontiers Australia https://www.efa.org.au Promoting and protecting digital rights in Australia since 1994. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:13:17 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Comprehensive national face database incompatible with a free society by amibeingpwned https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/06/face-database-free-society/comment-page-1/#comment-34582 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:13:17 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8467#comment-34582 im not making this up-few weeks back now i rang ASIO told him who i was where i was calling from mobile number showing, re: facial recognition/the so called "capability"my drivers license photo-3rd partys- fed gov track record on keeping our digital records etc etc concerns, bout a 5 min call i spoke to a bloke and strait off the bat he just grunted and made various other noises like ah uh' ah uh'm mm' m mm' kinda thing then i got the ol 'quote' bit dramatic eh m8 bit dramatic' end quote...he said he would pass it on??? ya u do that officer...

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Comment on It's just not cricket: setting the tone on cyber abuse by Rosie Williams https://www.efa.org.au/2017/11/08/setting-tone-on-cyber-abuse/comment-page-1/#comment-33989 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 02:42:38 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8664#comment-33989 There's a brilliant article with links to research on digital stalking at https://theconversation.com/technology-facilitated-abuse-the-new-breed-of-domestic-violence-74683

cheers
Rosie

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Comment on Let's face it, we'll be no safer with a national facial recognition database by Ragnarok https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/07/no-safer-with-facial-recognition/comment-page-1/#comment-33722 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:55:04 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8473#comment-33722 From the last link in the article from news.com:

Mr Turnbull argued having access to the data in real time was “vitally important” in counter-terror operations.
“There is obviously a lot of CCTV ... whether it’s in homes or in shopping centres or airports or stadiums, but the ability to be able to identify in real time, or indeed in terms of a past date, whether a particular person has been in there or not, to be able to track them, is vitally important,” he said.

This should scare the bejeebus out of people. Lets look at that again in an abridged form.

Mr Turnbull argued having access to the data in real time was “vitally important” ... obviously a lot of CCTV ... in homes ... the ability to be able to identify in real time, or indeed in terms of a past date, whether a particular person has been in there or not, to be able to track them, is vitally important,” he said.

Malcolm Turdball himself said he and the government (who you can totally trust) want real time access to CCTV in peoples homes (!!!), and homes was the first thing he mentioned before he mentioned public and/or social areas, and the ability to identify in real time or by going back to stored footage (that's footage of people in their own homes/property stored potentially forever on a government computer) of previous dates to see if someone was there or not and to be able to track their every movement. Mr Turdball himself just said he wants the capability to spy on everyone, even in what should be the privacy of their own home, in real time. But you can totally trust the government with all that data right? The governments own history speaks for itself. The answer to can you trust the government with so much personal data is a resounding hell no.

Are the Australian people really so apathetic as to just sit back and let this massive abuse of power and destruction of civil liberties and personal privacy 'because terrorism' that is practically non-existent here in Australia without fighting back? Australia is rapidly becoming a Police State where everything you do and say is being monitored and recorded, even in what should be the privacy of your own home, and most people are either completely unaware or just don't care.

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Comment on Comprehensive national face database incompatible with a free society by Elspeth R Hunt https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/06/face-database-free-society/comment-page-1/#comment-31883 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:14:58 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8467#comment-31883 I would much rather live with the possibility of a terrorist attack than have a surveillance state (not that a surveillance state actually decreases the risk of an attack) The frog is just about done boiling

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Comment on Comprehensive national face database incompatible with a free society by Elspeth R Hunt https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/06/face-database-free-society/comment-page-1/#comment-31882 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:13:15 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8467#comment-31882 This is so depressing!! sigh!!!

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Comment on Comprehensive national face database incompatible with a free society by Elspeth R Hunt https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/06/face-database-free-society/comment-page-1/#comment-31881 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:57:44 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8467#comment-31881 Lets have a major protest across capital cities

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Comment on Comprehensive national face database incompatible with a free society by J W https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/06/face-database-free-society/comment-page-1/#comment-31860 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:49:36 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8467#comment-31860 Our government claim to be protecting us and our freedom and safety by taking away our freedom and making us unsafe. Our Governments have used terrorism to take away our rights throughout. They are, by definition, a Terrorist organization. They use fear to control us.

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Comment on National Facial Recognition: towards the Panopticon by Annika https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/04/national-facial-recognition/comment-page-1/#comment-31804 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:20:40 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8402#comment-31804 This has to be illegal.
I don't give out my drivers license online for the plain fact that someone could steal my identity. I don't put photos on Facebook to protect my privacy.
It's going to undo all the effort of personally protecting my identity, not hiding who I am, but keeping it from being stolen.
Now everywhere we go, like the street, the supermarket, anywhere there is a camera, they'll be watching.
Can we sue when someone hacks the database?
This coalition government are the terrorists, ruling by fear and intimidation.
So freak'in angry!!

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Comment on National Facial Recognition: towards the Panopticon by julian https://www.efa.org.au/2017/10/04/national-facial-recognition/comment-page-1/#comment-31743 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:13:26 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8402#comment-31743 "there are also reports of a 15% false-positive rate, suggesting that this is a far from mature technology."

15% is 15 wrong out of 100,
so with 1000 people walking past the cameras
the system says 150 are someone else ???
fricking hopeless
even if they ever get it to 1% thats 10 ppl out of 1000
and this is going to cost how much?

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Comment on Why the marriage equality poll is a privacy issue by Jon Lawrence https://www.efa.org.au/2017/08/17/marriage-equality-poll-privacy-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-31071 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:43:39 +0000 https://www.efa.org.au/?p=8303#comment-31071 Good question. Presumably, such a form would not be counted.

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