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  • Australian police back Phantom Secure take-down

    Australia was the largest customer base for Phantom Secure, according to the local and international police agencies responsible for a multinational operation against the Canadian-based encrypted communications company.

  • Report details ‘metadata’ failures at AFP

    An investigation by the Commonwealth Ombudsman has concluded that an Australian Federal Police breach of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act during an attempt to identify the source of a journalist’s story stemmed in part from a lack of awareness of the rules governing access to telecommunications ‘metadata’.

  • Govt’s new cyber HQ to boost opportunities for collaboration

    A new facility for the Australian Cyber Security Centre will house up to 650 workstations, offering significant room for the ACSC to expand. However, a crucial driver for the ACSC’s relocation is that it will boost opportunities for collaboration between the centre’s lead agency — the Australian Signals Directorate — and the other agencies that participate in the ACSC.