The all-seeing surveillance eye

From TheAge.Com.Au The all-seeing eye was once seen as a divine force, surrounded by dazzling rays of light from on high. Its eyelid heavy but gaze unwavering, the eye was the protective stare of a supreme being watching over us from above. Now, though, it simply watches, often from the shadows. Peering down from security cameras as we walk the city streets, buy bread at the corner store, fill the car with petrol, or catch a taxi or tram. Continue Reading

Australia foils Somali-linked Islamist attack

From Google.Com Australian police said on Tuesday they had arrested four people after foiling a Somali-linked suicide plot to storm a military base in what would have been the country's worst extremist attack. About 400 police swooped on homes around Melbourne, netting four Australian men of Somali and Lebanese descent who were allegedly planning to attack a Sydney army barracks with automatic weapons. "The alleged offenders were prepared Continue Reading

Cash to become extinct as chips take off

From Cash is accelerating down the path to extinction as new technologies threaten to mark the end of loose change within a decade. Bank and credit union bosses say cash won't be alone, with wallets and credit cards also likely to disappear too. They told The Advertiser's round table forum that cash and cards will be replaced by computer chips embedded in mobile phones, watches or other portable devices. Australian Continue Reading

Big mother is watching you: Mum uses GPS to keep eye on son’s travels

From Daily Mail UK Harry Wilder might be spending his gap year on the other side of the world, but his mum is with him every step of the way. Thanks to a satellite tracking device, Rachel Wilder can keep tabs on her 19-year-old son at any time of the day or night. That means she can avoid most of the worry parents face when their son or daughter heads off into the unknown with a backpack. 'It is fantastic to be able to keep an eye on Continue Reading

Australia prepares for U.S. decline.

From Online WSJ Since World War II, U.S. military dominance has underpinned the Asia-Pacific region's prosperity and relative peace. So it's cause for concern when one of America's closest allies sees that power ebbing amid unstable nuclear regimes such as Pakistan and North Korea and the expanding military power of China. In the preface to a sweeping defense review released Saturday, Australian Defense Minister Joel Fitzgibbon writes: "The Continue Reading

Population control is a key objective of global green campaigns

From Online Opinion AU No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that there lived among us, beings whose cool and calculating aim was to depopulate the earth, starting with Australia. In Australia, their leader is former SA Democrat Sandra Kanck who recently called for the introduction of a Chinese style one-child per family policy to get Australia’s population down to 7 million - or about what it was in the Great Continue Reading

Practical Atheism – Has the Christian label become meaningless?

From SMH Au "Hypocrisy in one Age," warned Joseph Addison, "is generally succeeded by Atheism in another." Consider this in light of charges that America is becoming, according to a Trinity College survey, less Christian. It's not that Americans are converting to other religions, it's that they are more willing to avow nothing. One researcher blames Christianity's association with conservative politics for turning people away. Sexual abuse by Continue Reading

Cashless system is now on the cards

From The Chronicle AU Barry Langton is 71 and has paid bills with cash his whole life. So, you can imagine his surprise when a retail worker told him, “We don't accept cash.” Mr Langton was paying a bill for a family member at the Grand Central Medibank Private retail centre on Monday. He couldn't believe it when the staff member told him his cash was no good. “I thought the Aussie dollar was bad, but I didn't think it was that bad,” Continue Reading

Humans ‘will be implanted with microchips’ prominent academic says

From News Nine MSN All Australians could be implanted with microchips for tracking and identification within the next two or three generations, a prominent academic says. Michael G Michael from the University of Wollongong's School of Information Systems and Technology, has coined the term "uberveillance" to describe the emerging trend of all-encompassing surveillance. "Uberveillance is not on the outside looking down, but on the inside Continue Reading

Internet Filter Causing Uproar in Australia

From Christian Post A proposed Internet filter dubbed the "Great Aussie Firewall" is promising to make Australia one of the strictest Internet regulators among democratic countries. Consumers, civil-rights activists, engineers, Internet providers and politicians from opposition parties are among the critics of a mandatory Internet filter that would block at least 1,300 Web sites prohibited by the government — mostly child pornography, Continue Reading