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Ben Grubb is the deputy technology editor of smh.com.au, theage.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au and watoday.com.au
Ben Grubb Attorney-General George Brandis wants law enforcement agencies to be able to see your metadata without a warrant but won't let you see his.
Ben Grubb If you were to stack every paper document held in the storage facilities of Australia's Federal Circuit Court and Family Court they'd stand about 24 kilometres high.
Ben Grubb Tina Arena, Josh Pyke, INXS, Birds of Tokyo, The Potbelleez and more are among a chorus of high-profile Australian singers, bands and songwriters urging the Abbott government to act on online piracy...
Ben Grubb The University of NSW says it has issued 238 fines - estimated to total around $100,000 - to students illicitly downloading copyright infringing material such as movies and TV shows on its Wi-Fi...
Ben Grubb A student fined hundreds of dollars for pirating Comedy Central's The Daily Show over the University of NSW's Wi-Fi network says it hasn't deterred him from downloading movies and TV shows illicitly.
Ben Grubb University fines pirates and uses money raised for facilities instead of returning it to copyright owners.
Ben Grubb Pirate websites could soon be blocked if cabinet approves a Brandis and Turnbull submission.
Ben Grubb Parliament's human rights committee tells government to respect people's privacy when it comes to data retention.
Game of Thrones pirates can be prosecuted: why Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis are wrong on data retention
Ben Grubb When George Brandis said metadata collection "can't be" and "won't be" used to identify people who are downloading movies and TV shows illicitly, he was wrong.
Ben Grubb Most people who look back at the Sydney Olympics do so with pride. But for Bruce Maguire, 57, it was an event he'll never forget for all the wrong reasons.
Ben Grubb The Abbott government will keep in place an obligation on telecommunications companies to reveal how many times they disclose Australians' personal data each year to government law-enforcement...
Ben Grubb The saga of #AlexFromTarget takes on new twist, with company claiming it was an "experiment".
Ben Grubb Telstra stores terabytes worth of customer metadata on every customer for a short period of time and sometimes hands it over to law-enforcement and spies. But it won't give it to me.
Ben Grubb When John Biggs* was blackmailed three years ago he paid $26,666 to keep the email sender quiet. He later received restitution thanks to an IP address.
Ben Grubb We look at how the surveillance legislation introduced to the Australian Parliament this week may affect you.
Ben Grubb The thought of your private emails being exposed is likely to send chills down your spine.
Ben Grubb Australia's top law-enforcement agency has defended its use of a controversial law that requires internet service providers to block websites government agencies deem illegal, without judicial...
Ben Grubb The Australian Federal Police argued it could access citizens' web histories without seeking warrants to do so, despite AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin having stated the opposite.
Ben Grubb In these times of high alert for terrorism, modern technology throws up a new source of worry.
Ben Grubb The number of times Australians' private internet and phone metadata records have been divulged to law-enforcement and spy agencies without a warrant has become unclear after a disparity was found in...