Snowden says Australia watching its citizens “all the time,” slams new metadata laws

Snowden says Australia watching its citizens “all the time,” slams new metadata laws

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Australia of undertaking mass surveillance of its citizens and passing laws on the collection of metadata that he says do not protect society from acts of terrorism.

Snowden, addressing the Progress 2015 conference in Melbourne via satellite link, criticized Australia’s new metadata laws, which allow the government and intelligence agencies to keep a constant watch on citizens.

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