Alana Maurushat

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Australia’s decision to implement Internet censorship using technological means creates a natural experiment: it can become the first Western democracy to mandate filtering legislatively and to retrofit it to a decentralized network. But are the proposed restrictions legitimate? The new restraints derive from the Labor Party’s pro-filtering electoral(More)
The extent of Internet censorship in countries like China is regularly tested, but the testing methods used from within a censored country can entail risk for humans. A benevolent worm can be used for testing instead: the worm's self-replication, long the bane of suggested benevolent viruses and worms, is shown to be essential here. We describe the design(More)
‘Aren’t you just giving the virus writers ideas?’ Research into future security threats is not always taken kindly by all members of the anti-virus community. Understanding the bounds of security research is important, however, with the increasing emphasis on proactive rather than reactive defences. We begin to examine how far security research can go in(More)
Censorship in the area of public health has become increasingly important in many parts of the world for a number of reasons. Groups with vested interest in public health policy are motivated to censor material. As governments, corporations, and organizations champion competing visions of public health issues, the more incentive there may be to censor. This(More)
Using Internet Service Provider 'Big' metadata as a case study, we examine legal and ethical issues with machine learning Big Data tools developed and deployed in Australia for law enforcement intelligence purposes. In order to do this, we outline the benefits, limitations and risks of these tools, analyze current methods for de-identification and(More)
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