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Australia Press freedom must be 'balanced against national security'

02:30  21 october  2019
02:30  21 october  2019 Source:

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There must of course be a balance between national security and freedom of the press . We wouldn't go as far as to ban newspapers, but we also We should make it so safety comes before freedom of the press ; thus, our nation 's secrets and plans to fight violence would be protected, but our freedom

Cybersecurity reporter at @politico covering White House/DOJ/State/Commerce cyber portfolios, election security , and more. I'm wondering who endangered nat'l security more—Trump leaking top secret Israeli info to Russians or journos telling the world about that.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor says press freedom “is enormously important to democracy” but “there are times when that’s got to be balanced against national security considerations”.

Mr Taylor told Sky News a parliamentary committee into national security and intelligence - due to report back in November – was “absolutely committed to getting the balance right on this”.

“I absolutely respect the fact freedom of press is central to democracy, but so to is protecting the security of all Australians,” he said.

“This is a very very important debate.”

TikTok Claps Back Against U.S. Senators' National Security Concerns .
TikTok aimed to “set the record straight” Friday in a company blog post detailing its practices after U.S. Congress raised national security concerns about the viral video app among other China-owned properties earlier this week. In it, TikTok maintained that its focus is entertainment, not politics, and no foreign government has a hand in its moderation policies. According to TikTok’s post, all U.S. user data is stored in America and backed-up on servers in Singapore. Since the company purportedly doesn’t maintain any data centres on Chinese soil, it’s not beholden to Chinese law.

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