Reblogged from Sinking Ark.
Citizens in the Western world (and, indeed, the world over) should take note of the striking law that was just passed in Australia last week.
The law allows Australian government spies to monitor the entire Australian internet with a single warrant, and will simultaneously allow the government to punish anyone who releases information about government intelligence capabilities – including journalists – by jailing them for 10 years. In other words, a single bill has effectively legally ended both the right to privacy and free press in Australia.
Seems like a big fucking deal right? Yeah, well it is.