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Twitter becoming the latest instrument of terrorism

Terrorist groups have been targeting Twitter to put out fake warnings and alerts. But this is only the beginning of social media terrorism.

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How the Vic government justifies handouts to US military giants — or not

The Victorian government handed millions of taxpayer dollars to US defence giant SAIC with no justification and no reference to the company’s many scandals, write Bernard Keane and Farz Edraki.

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ITU learns from the best in a new internet regulatory bid

In making another bid to “secure cyberspace”, the International Telecommunications Union has revised its tactics — and learnt from its opponents.

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How to keep the NSA out of your email

What can you do to avoid the all-seeing eyes of the National Security Agency? Here are some tips, but the real answer is: not a whole lot.

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Bombs away on defeating the surveillance state

Crikey readers vent their spleens about asylum seekers, the Outdoor Recreation Party and civil disobedience in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal.

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Australia’s quiet role in the NSA spying scandal

Australian and United States spy agencies could theoretically spy on their own citizens — but they promise they won’t.

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Red faces all round in Canberra

Crikey readers talk cybersecurity, Eddie McGuire, Pauline Hanson and the hell with Labor and the Libs.

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Revealed: Australian spies seek power to break into Tor

The Attorney-General’s Department has admitted data retention will be “trivially easy” to avoid and that intelligence services want to be able to break into encrypted internet systems like Tor.

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ASIO’s mislaid plans hardly a Chinese cybersecurity attack

Four Corners fingered the Chinese for sleuthing on Canberra’s new security headquarters. But the truth is probably much less strange than the fiction of some alarmists.

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Cybersecurity awareness week: be aware you’re being lied to

It’s cybersecurity awareness week. So you should be aware that you’re being lied to about cybercrime, who’s behind it, and how your rights and freedoms are under threat.

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Judging journos’ junkets

Crikey readers talk cybersecurity, journos’ junkets and North Korea.

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Cyberhysteria: Obama criminalises research project (and Crikey?)

The Obama administration’s campaign against the press has extended to criminalising attempts to accurately cover the cybersecurity industry.

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Reveal the truth about cybersecurity, face the wrath of the US

The US government continues to go after computer activists who seek to reveal the truth about the shadowy cybersecurity industry. The latest target is web-hosting company Cloudflare.

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The new ACSC: a ‘reasonable illustration’ of a cybersecurity hub?

The government’s much-vaunted new “Cyber Security Centre” will have no legislation, no central leadership and no money. But it will have “unclassified areas”.

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Gender, sexuality and cybersecurity: an online tale

An online rights movement that rejects women turns its back on feminism’s rich tradition of resistance to social control. So what’s going on?

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Why you SHOULD worry about cybercrime (but it’s no war)

Bernard Keane says the federal government’s war on cybercrime is propaganda. But Crikey’s tech guru counters: it might not be a war, but there’s plenty of reasons to be concerned.

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Cybersecurity (and cyberbureaucracy) key for PM’s blueprint

The government’s new National Security Strategy employs the same hysteria about cybersecurity that we’ve seen from other governments.

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Can govts ever discuss cybersecurity without going over the top?

Occasionally, someone in government can talk about cybersecurity without becoming hysterical. But it’s rare.

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The secret deal bringing an $11b US intel giant to Melbourne

The Victorian government won’t reveal the amount of taxpayer funds spent on the set-up of a shadowy US military-linked intelligence operation in the heart of Melbourne. Andrew Crook and Bernard Keane report.

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More hyping of the threat of ‘cyber’

Cyber warfare continues to be spruiked by governments as a major threat. Pity they fail to explain where the threat really lies.

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