[Linux-aus] Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Thu Jun 13 09:57:16 EST 2013

On 13/06/13 7:41 AM, Janet Reid wrote:
> The business logic is problematic I think.

Draw a graph of the price/performance of storage technology (or just 
balance a 64GB microSD card on the tip of your finger) and you can see 
that money at least as far as data retention is concerned isn't a huge 
issue. Anyway I imagine unlike the US government Australia won't bother 
with building datacenters but will leave it to ISPs to manage data 
retention and let them pass the costs on to customers. At least until 
they realise they want to run analysis on data across a number of sources.

I have revised my opinion on LA involvement since seeing Mozilla setting 
up stopwatching.us in response to the US Prism revelations. I thought it 
best if LA stuck to narrow technical/community issues and left the civil 
liberties to orgs like EFA but the involvement of Mozilla is a similar 
campaign has redefined my thinking a bit.

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