Over 100 Australians have traveled to Syria to join ISIS. Today (technically Thursday in Australia), two 16-year old boys were arrested in Sydney for planning a lone-wolf, ISIS-style attack. Officials had been monitoring the teenagers and were able to stop the attack from happening. Perhaps the most frightening part of the story is that the father of one of the suspects is “a man convicted of terror offences.” I’m sure many of us remember the tragic attack at a Sydney Lindt Cafe in 2014 in which two people were killed. Australia has remained on high-alert and many youths have been arrested on radicalization charges. In order to keep youth from being radicalized and perpetrating these atrocities, Australia wants to be allowed to intercept telecommunications of people 14 years and older.
Would it be appropriate for Australia to intercept private telecommunications?
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