Australia’s decision to access and tamper with people’s cell phones is a good thing in some regards

Parliament of Australia:

Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021

“Amends: the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: introduce data disruption warrants to enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to disrupt data by modifying, adding, copying or deleting data in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online; and make minor technical corrections; the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 to introduce network activity warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to collect intelligence on serious criminal activity by permitting access to the devices and networks used to facilitate criminal activity; the Crimes Act 1914 to: introduce account takeover warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to take over a person’s online account for the purposes of gathering evidence to further a criminal investigation …”

The Internet is a cyberwar zone and there is a “war on domestic violent extremism” going on, so after all the government abuses seen in the years after the Iraq War started in 2003 it’s very naive to assume that you have any privacy online or any privacy on your phone no matter whether online disruptions are legal or not.

The advantage of Australia now being totally open about its online disruption policy is that all political activists have much more credibility if claiming in court that: rogue actors in the intelligence community (IC) have framed them by taking over their phones and planted evidence against them.

Courts know after the Iraq War in 2003 that the (privatized) IC is a very shady community (of psychopathic scumbags), and courts know how difficult it is to prove the real origin of online content. There is no way for a judge to know whether Five Eyes have framed a person or not. The accused can therefore just say “no” in court when a judge asks if he or she wrote anything illegal online.

Of course, in authoritarian Australia you can expect kangaroo courts to jail you anyway, but you know and they know that it’s no way to prove the real origin of any online content in a Byzantine cyberwar. The Australian Identify and Disrupt Bill 2021 is just another nail in the coffin of truth-seeking during the fourth industrial revolution.

It’s still possible that this revolution will be destroyed by an intercontinental war or gruesome pandemic before 2025 (or 2030), before narrow AI becomes too powerful to be defeated, but if no such black swan event happens it will be AI business as usual. Russia for example is on the AI bandwagon instead of trying to blow it up, as seen in this article from TASS:

Next industrial revolution may take place in 10-20 years — Russian PM

All political activists who are a threat to woke global corporations must therefore adapt and simply drop all smartphones when doing politics. Australia has at least proven one thing in our post-truth society: your smartphone is the police.

All half-smart evil criminals and half-clever sociopathic terrorists who read the news about the Identify and Disrupt Bill are of course going to adapt. Five Eyes may soon discover only information drought or planted disinformation on the dark web. They will then catch remaining lowlife individuals who deserve the Darwin Award. Getting rid of them is a good thing.

As described elsewhere here on there are ways to communicate safely on the dark web, in a way that is literally impossible for NSA to detect, so intelligent activists don’t have to worry about the dark web becoming totally off-limit to them.

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