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Google’s secret data network in Australia

Data has been described as the “oil of the digital era”, and tech giants that deal in data have developed an unprecedented grip on the privacy of nations and individuals across the world.

Today, data collection has become a daily occurrence in most major fields, and to analyse and store this information, Australia has played a key role in ensuring Google Data Networks can reach our shores.

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What is the future of AR and VR? | FFT

Mixed reality devices, such as ‘virtual reality’ and ‘augmented reality’ systems, are perpetually on the brink of mainstream adoption with the evolution of advancing technologies.

In the following Food For Thought discussion, we examine the future of these emerging concepts and explore the effects these new gadgets will have on the future of the humanity experience.

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Why Australia needs an AI strategy

As science fiction starts to become reality, AI products are slowly infiltrating homes and workplaces, raising concerns about the potential detrimental effects on the job market and the future of humanity.

In the following, Ralf Llanasas explores AI-driven policies around the world and comments on the desperate need for Australia to implement similar strategies.

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Government wants access to Facebook messages

Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities access to read encrypted messages.

Police agencies claim reading selected encrypted messages is similar to wiretaps for phone calls, however, security experts say allowing such access makes messaging insecure for everyone.

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TPG abandons 5G over public concerns

A senior TPG executive has claimed the company scrapped plans for a 5G network following “community pressure” over the health impacts of wireless technology.

Chief Operating Executive Craig Levy has told the Federal Court the company had become nervous about community concerns over its ‘small cell’ network rollout.

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Concerns raised over national facial recognition

Plans to pass legislation permitting the use of national face-identity matching services has come under criticism by some of Australia’s largest privacy groups.

Civil liberty advocates, including Digital Rights Watch and others, have spoken out against plans to monitor all citizens via advanced biometric CCTV capabilities.

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How Google is controlling your reality

Google, in their monopolisation of information, have created a socially toxic vacuum at the heart of democracy from which users are ripe for top-down surveillance, manipulation and control.

A digital realm is being developed alongside reality, leading to the rise of a centralized surveillance grid that imposes a false order and illusory happiness in the name of a ‘justice’ and ‘security’.

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Googleplex: The Ministry of Alphabet

The world has gone through an unprecedented transformation over the last century at the information level, which has created a field for mass media to develop, the emergence of internet communications and massive changes at the level of society or the individual.

In the following membership piece, we examine all aspects of Alphabet (Google)’s control over society, including the history and development of Google, the tech-intelligence complex, secret/advanced projects and an in-depth look at the ultimate agenda of the company.

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Gamification, ‘Social Credit’ and Biometrics | Ft. General Maddox

The use of biometrics is increasing due to a combination of globalization, developments in information technology and the desire to identify and track individuals.

In the following video, Ethan Nash from TOTT News is joined by General Maddox from Real News Australia to discuss the increase of sophisticated technologies.

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Australia: The Road to Digital Tyranny

Once upon a time, the personal life of the individual citizen was considered to be a sphere of absolute privacy, where one could reliably escape the prying eyes of the outside world.

Australians have incrementally signed away rights and privileges that other generations fought for, undermining the very cornerstones of our democratic cultures in the process, Ethan Nash argues.

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