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Is a second Snowden spilling more NSA secrets?

Not only has the NSA targeted people for merely reading about privacy-enhancing software, there’s now speculation that there might be a second Snowden.

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NSA’s malware and spying ops far more powerful than you think

The NSA has the post powerful online spying apparatus in the world — and it’s just getting started. Crikey’s resident tech-head explains the power of malware.

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Snowden: mass surveillance is failing us, and we can defeat it

Edward Snowden’s two public ‘appearances’ this week have expanded the debate on both the utility of mass surveillance and how ordinary internet users can defeat it.

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Spying for fun and profit

Crikey readers talk a glut of lawyers, corporate espionage and subsidies.

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Tony Abbott’s highly revealing lie about why we spy

The latest Snowden revelations about Australia reveal how surveillance is aimed at economic espionage - despite the Prime Minister’s claims otherwise.

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Judicial tension stirs over the dark arts of surveillance practices

The United States National Security Agency is facing its first real legal challenge to its collection of citizens’ phone metadata. Journalist and law student Parashar Das has followed the cases from Australia.

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Panel says curb NSA’s worst excesses in wake of Snowden

The panel appointed by Barack Obama to forestall criticism of the NSA’s global surveillance has called for major change to intelligence collection and an end to some of the NSA’s worst behaviours.

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Snowden smashing the shackles of totalitarianism

Will Edward Snowden get a hero’s sendoff when he dies? Crikey’s writer-at-large hopes so, as he is a hero every bit as much as Mandela.

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Spy versus spy, gatekeeper versus gatekeeper

The NSA decided that it would breach an agreement not to spy on its closest allies like Australia, Edward Snowden has revealed — while journalists quarrel over national security. To what extent should the media play gatekeeper on classified material?

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Security breaches, confusion leave Parliament open to hackers

Our parliamentarians may be protected from spying by the NSA. But no one’s too sure after yesterday.

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The NSA’s war on Google: a how-to in intelligence stupidity

Revelations the NSA has broken into Google and Yahoo facilities will escalate a developing war between the US government and the companies it is damaging with its espionage.

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Fallout spreads from Obama’s surveillance state

The National Security Agency is inflicting damage on both US businesses and US foreign policy as the extent of global surveillance becomes apparent.

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Awkward silence greets the falling cost of cybercrime

While governments hype the cost of cybercrime, the data contradicts them — and even IT companies are pulling back on their claims.

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The corrosive effect of surveillance secrecy

The reflexive embrace of secrecy by governments over internet surveillance corrodes trust right across society, and most of all towards governments themselves.

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Ten things we’ve learnt about the surveillance state

While the flow of leaks about the National Security Agency continues, we can stand back and draw some important conclusions.

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Why surveillance information will always be abused by governments

The value of mass surveillance data inevitably means it will be abused unless it is treated like other government resources and strictly — and publicly — monitored.

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Australia’s supine reaction to our surveillance planet

While other US allies demand answers on the Edward Snowden revelations about mass US surveillance of private citizens, the Australian government wants the whole thing to go away and tells us there’s nothing to worry about. Fail.

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All hail Snowden, the hero who exposed a government

The sacrifice by Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who unleashed the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, will not be in vain.

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Surveillance, secrecy and the cost of intelligence outsourcing

A culture of secrecy, unaccountability and outsourcing created the conditions for the Obama administration’s mass internet surveillance programs.

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Obama’s surveillance state revealed in detail

Two major revelations have exposed the extent of the Obama Administration’s mass surveillance of phone and internet use.

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Going dark and the logic of mass surveillance

US agencies are grappling with the same technological challenges as British and Australian agencies but have the advantage of being able to act beyond the law.

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CIA and NSA clash over UK

The CIA and NSA are bickering over who should run intelligence operations in the UK, with battle-lines drawn amongst security heads.

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