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Consumers could pay for govt data retention

A "NEW surveillance tax" is how Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has described the government's plans for the internet industry to retain online data for two years.

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Metadata tells "them" where you are, who you talked to, how you communicated and on what. Collate that with traffic cameras, webcams and security cameras and you get a nice visual picture of what you drove and facial recognition can give them who you...

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