The world of words is a scary place when laid on a platter for everyone to feast upon. Not only that, it’s unglamorous, lonely, and equates to a low level of pay for the rate of hours put in. Too much coffee is consumed, marriages end in divorce, and your kids end up in a strange…
In pursuit of information relating to a leak of confidential police information, the Australian Federal Police have illegally accessed a journalist’s call charge records and telecommunications metadata – and the contents of the calls without a warrant. The Commissioner dismissed press freedom concerns and called it “human error.”
If the CIA wins this fight by the conjuring of legal loopholes – or by less wholesome, more subversive means – The Fourth Estate of the world will crumble
Bloomberg has perpetuated the myth that Anonymous is a criminal element that must be shut down at all costs – even if means reporting unsubstantiated facts.
This is a whole other league of creepy, this is a whole other league of invasive and the fact that there’s been no discussion around this is really weird.
Despite the federal government promising that more broadly-reaching law enforcement agencies in Canada are not currently spying on the press, the guarantee is hardly comforting.