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Australian government briefed on PRISM prior to leaks from Snowden

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The Australian Attorney’s General Department prepared a censored brief to then attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, two months prior to the leaks from Edward Snowden.

Snowden released slides in June revealing that the NSA was collecting real-time data from major tech companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Facebook.  Australia’s foreign affairs minister at the time, Bob Carr, said that they would examine the implications of PRISM on the security and privacy of Australians.

No news has been reported on the new governments decision to implement the changes to the telecom security legislation proposed by the former government.

via zdnet

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