Examples of various creative practitioners and the strategies employed both offline and online to combat attacks on civil liberties and critique globalism.
Downer declares Wikipedia 'anti-government' By Steve Larkin ( news .com.au) August 24, 2007 03:41pm Article from: AAP THE online encyclopedia Wikipedia is anti-government, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer says. "My sort of recollection of Wikipedia sites is they are a bit, sort of, a bit anti-government, they are sort of a bit negative about people in the government," Mr Downer said today. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22300570-29277,00.html#
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,22317999-15306,00.html Tax gets tough on privacy Ben Woodhead | August 28, 2007 FRAUD detection systems have uncovered a rash of privacy breaches at the Australian Taxation Office as employees flout tough data protection rules despite ongoing monitoring and training. The sweeps of data access logs led to three sackings during the 2007 financial year and another nine staff resigned after the ATO detected unauthorised access to taxpayer records.
Student cracks Government's $84m porn filter Article from: By Nick Higginbottom and Ben Packham August 26, 2007 12:30am A MELBOURNE schoolboy has cracked the Federal Government's new $84 million internet porn filter in minutes. Tom Wood, 16, said it took him just over 30 minutes to bypass the Government's filter, released on Tuesday. Tom, a year 10 student at a southeast Melbourne private school, showed the Herald Sun how to deactivate the filter in a handful of clicks. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22304224-662,00.html
Hackers steal data from Monster.com users Article from: Agence France-Presse August 23, 2007 12:00am HACKERS have stolen personal details of hundreds of thousands of users of US jobs website Monster.com, according to internet security firm Symantec. A total of 1.6 million entries, including information such as names, postal addresses and telephone numbers were stolen, the firm said. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22293044-11869,00.html
Hi-tech research outpaces law Bernard Lane | August 22, 2007 RESEARCHERS riding the wave of hi-tech collaboration may leave lawyers and policymakers in their wake, commentators have warned following what is believed to be the first survey of legal issues raised by e-research. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,24897,22285146-12332,00.html
Uni plagiarists risk degrees Brendan O'Keefe | August 22, 2007 THE University of New England will consider stripping students of their degrees if they are found to have cheated, following a spate of plagiarism in one of its masters programs. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22285283-12332,00.html
Menwith Hill, Photo: Duncan Campbell http://cyberdelix.net/parvati/6929.html Echelon Echelon is a system used by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) to intercept and process international communications passing via communications satellites.
The panopticon project aims to widen the lens of the electronic eye on the street, testing the boundaries and invasive nature of surveillance technologies, questioning if privacy really can exist in the digital age.
http://www.disinfo.com/site/ http://www.notbored.org/the-scp.html Alternative news organisations and performance groups utilise online spaces and audiences.
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Electronic Disturbance Theatre “ When we do a performance, our performance or our actions are considered symbolic gestures; we are trying to bring attention to a particular event or cause – we are not trying to do any criminal activity”. Conan, N. (2001). Hacktivism. The Connection. National Public Radio. Boston July 30.
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Virtual Condition Chapter 2. Nomadic Power and Cultural Resistance Chapter 3. Video and Resistance: Against Documentaries Chapter 4. The Recombinant Theater and the Performative Matrix Chapter 5. Utopian Plagiarism, Hypertextuality , and Electronic Cultural Production Chapter 6. Fragments on the Problem of Time Chapter 7. Paradoxes and Contradictions This book may be freely pirated and quoted. The authors and publisher, however, would like to be so informed at the address below. http://www.critical-art.net/books/ted/