Australian news, and some related international items

Western Australia’s police already targeting protest groups before CHOGM

Facebook intelligence used to target CHOGM protesters, WA Today, Aja Styles October 20, 2011  Police have been using social media to gather intelligence and monitor the movements of protest groups in a bid to quell troublemakers during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Yesterday the first of the 700 interstate and overseas police began to filter into Perth for the international event, with a specialist team from New Zealand due in the coming days……. protest actions, such as the Anti-Corporate Greed and Anti-Wall Street movements, have been widely monitored through Facebook and Twitter.  Read more:

October 23, 2011 - Posted by | civil liberties, Western Australia |

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