Telcos under fire for charging AFP to help catch online predators

Telcos under fire for charging AFP to help catch online predators

Posted March 27, 2018 06:23:07 Police investigators are being charged up to $1,020 for access to information on a single child exploitation offender by Australia’s internet companies. Key points: Current laws allow telcos to claim the costs of helping with investigations to track down child porn offenders NXT Senator Rex …

Warning ‘sextortion’ on the rise as models used in online blackmail scams

Warning ‘sextortion’ on the rise as models used in online blackmail scams

Posted March 20, 2018 15:49:32 Photo: “Sextortion” scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, authorities say. (ABC South East SA: Kate Hill) Consumer protection authorities have warned “sextortion” scammers are increasingly targeting people on social media and dating websites, with models being used to dupe victims into sending explicit photos and videos …

Online shopping tax of up to $7 per package for overseas purchases under consideration

Online shopping tax of up to $7 per package for overseas purchases under consideration

Updated March 22, 2018 09:36:42 Online shoppers could be slugged up to $7 more per package when buying products from overseas, under a Federal Government proposal. Key points: Packages worth more than $1,000 already attract the levy, but this plan would apply it to all overseas purchases The ABC understands …