(AustraliaMatters) A non-third tier of government, also known as “local council”, is playing Big Brother again and setting a precedent for law enforcement to follow.
The Gold Coast Murdoch rag called the GCB reported that swimming pool safety fence contractors (business’s with ABN’s, and not sworn police officers) are taking to our skies with their drones to invade our backyard privacy without search warrants — the excuse — looking for pool fence violations.
QLD Council Logic: Un-fenced pools deeper than 30cm illegal – Un-fenced dams, oceans, rivers or canals deeper than 30cm, legal.
The days of the council themselves using common courtesy, knocking on doors, and asking permission, seem gone.
When the police want to search your backyard, they need a court issued search warrant — but an un-sworn contractor (maybe a pedophile or thief in his off hours) can supposedly fly their HD video camera drones filming around our backyards with the full blessing of a council run by an un-elected CEO?
That’s the way the story reads – the drone operators have been given the full blessing from a council, with an ABN, and CEO that’s paid more than the President of the United States of America.
Councils aren’t even a third tier of government in the Australian Constitution – never passed two S128 Referendums on the matter – what a fricking joke — being trespassed and shat upon by NGO corporations.
(AustraliaMatters) The so called government collecting “metadata” on all Australian citizens, guilty or not, is in the news again today. Metadata is customer history left behind on our ISP’s logs. Essentially the government wants our NGO ISP’s to act as govermnet spies. There are legal ways to blind our ISP’s so that the only information the ISP’s can see is jargon no one can read without expensive super computers and 20+ years to crack the encryption.
I was reading about VPN’s’ (virtual private network) tonight on the popular PC magazine site.
VPN’s act as a go between (aka tunnel) allowing us to encrypt and tunnel all our traffic from our computers, through our ISP’s and to the intended party where it is unencrypted. Essentially the same happens when we do online banking, except while connected to the bank, we cant use them as a cloak to surf the internet through their connection.
Our ISP’s (and the KGB looking over their shoulders) can see we’re connected to a VPN, bank etc, but the ISP’s can’t see what we’re doing. Metadata is still collected, but it’s all encrypted jargon.
I recommend folks read more at the ‘PC Magazine’ site where they describe this lawful process better and even review some free VPN hosts. Click here
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(AustraliaMatters) The incremental big brother control grid comes in all shapes and forms. Many pay with thier own money to be apart of the grid. Why anyone would want to drive around in a late model computer, errr, car is beyond us. We’ll stick with our old FJ Holden.