Companies say they make user data "anonymous" before they share or sell it to a third party. But is that even possible?
The Turnbull government has demonstrated its willingness to use private information against critics, and we know how poor third party contractors can be at securing data.
The government's backdoor-without-a-backdoor attack on encryption appears to be a long-used police technique that has its own security problems.
While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.
The agencies dedicated to "protecting our secrets" are insisting on a password security method that even the Daily Mail knows is nonsense, writes John Quiggin.
At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.
Cybersecurity agencies like the Australian Signals Directorate make us less safe with their determination to engage in cyber "offence".
Ransomware attacks have been on the rise over the last three years and can affect anyone at any time, writes Crikey intern Will Hogan.
By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.