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Abbott is asking innocent law-abiding phone users to allow the mother of all police states keeping phone and net data


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Nick RossABC Technology and GamesUpdated 20 Feb 2015 (First posted 19 Feb 2015)

Google shows you exactly where you were and when. Soon the government will know this too.

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If politicians talking about metadata storage bore you to tears, perhaps you’d be interested in seeing how the tedious talk translates into reality? Thanks to Google, we can see exactly what’s in store for all Australians because it’s been doing this – often without people knowing – for years already.

For many people in Australia, clicking the following link will make them gasp.

https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/1/

For the increasingly few of us who haven’t used a Google account on a smartphone (or who currently haven’t signed in), what you’d be looking at is your Location History plotted…

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One Comment on “Abbott is asking innocent law-abiding phone users to allow the mother of all police states keeping phone and net data”

  1. February 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    This must be stopped.

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