AHuxley writes: delimiter.com.au has news on ISP data retention ideas in Australia. Australia would like to follow the EU down the "European Directive on Data Retention" path. Australian law enforcement agencies may have the option to request a log of all a users of interest telco usage without any review or time limits. Another option would be for local politics eg. an activist community. Data retention over a postcode (suburb). The data collection could also be out sourced to private contractors.
AHuxley writes: Follow the trial of interception technology as it is exported and supported around the world.
Documentation is divested and NDA's protect the deals done by telcos. Western-made and supported surveillance software offers tracking and transcripts that end in windowless rooms and torture.
AHuxley writes: An Australian ISP is in Federal Court,in an attempt by the film industry to hold service providers responsible for any illegal downloads on their networks.
Some insight into Australian p2p investigations have been hinted at in court.
The idea that a investigator put a honeypot [file] on a p2p network and watched who download the file seems to
now be [the investigator] downloading from the [isp] customer.
A portion of the file of interest is then downloaded over time.