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Companies claim they collect data about you ‘anonymously’. But that’s not really possible.

Companies claim they collect data about you ‘anonymously’. But that’s not really possible.

Companies say they make user data "anonymous" before they share or sell it to a third party. But is that even possible?

My Health Record could be our worst government data breach yet

My Health Record could be our worst government data breach yet

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.

Government’s malware backdoor confirms global village idiot status

Government’s malware backdoor confirms global village idiot status

The government's backdoor-without-a-backdoor attack on encryption appears to be a long-used police technique that has its own security problems.

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the <em>Daily Mail</em>

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the Daily Mail

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.

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.

Don’t let new ‘cyber warriors’ fool you, we’re sleeping though cybersecurity threats

Don’t let new ‘cyber warriors’ fool you, we’re sleeping though cybersecurity threats

Cybersecurity agencies like the Australian Signals Directorate make us less safe with their determination to engage in cyber "offence".

What is ‘ransomware’, and should you pay the ransom if your computer gets infected?

What is ‘ransomware’, and should you pay the ransom if your computer gets infected?

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise over the last three years and can affect anyone at any time, writes Crikey intern Will Hogan.

It’s official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

It’s official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.