Australia launches cyber-weapons in global counter-terrorist operations

The frequency and severity of global cyber-attacks is rising rapidly and extending into outright cyber-war between states. And Australia is no innocent bystander, developing its own cyber-weapons, which we can reveal for the first time have been deployed in counter-terrorist operations overseas.This new universe of unprecedented digital threats means law enforcement and security authorities require 21st-century tools to combat criminals, anarchists and despots that would do us harm. That is why the proposed mandatory “metadata” retention laws, which seek to preserve the investigative playing field police and intelligence agencies had before the advent of the Internet, are so important.

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