Australia’s surveillance agency offered to share information collected about ordinary Australian citizens with its major intelligence partners, according to a secret 2008 document leaked by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The document shows the partners discussing whether or not to share “medical, legal or religious information”, and increases concern that the agency could be operating outside its legal mandate, according to the human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC.
The Australian intelligence agency, then known as the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), indicated it could share bulk material without some of the privacy restraints imposed by other countries, such as Canada.
The latest just released from Snowden’s trove of docs.
“Calling someone a perfect angel is bullshit, no ones a perfect angel. People are flawed, imperfect beings that need to be loved for who they really are. Angel, if they’re really an angel then your love dosent mean anything, everybody loves angels. A real compliment isn’t angel, a real compliment is loving somebody even though you see them. Fuck “I love you because you’re perfect” how about “I love you even though I know you had a panic attack at macaroni grill for ordering the wrong entree”.”—Pete Holmes (via canadiangardengnome)
SHOULD I WATCH THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW? HE HAD FUCKED UP (MY FAVOURITE BAND) ON, AND HE HAD REAL ESTATE ON (ALSO COOL), AND I LOVED HIS YMIWs. IS IT GO TIME? WHERE DO I START? SCREAM YOUR OPINIONS AT ME, OMNIPOTENT INTRANET HIVE-MIND!
“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
We are monkeys with money and guns.”—Tom Waits (via antirecords)
Clint didn’t find out about Phil’s death until a week after the battle for Manhattan. He refused to speak to any member of the Avengers or SHIELD for nearly a month. The first person he spoke to was Bruce, quietly healing in the camaraderie of being around someone who knows what it’s like knowing that you’ve done something awful that was completely out of your control.