Topic archives: Edward Snowden

James Comey: former FBI director, whistleblower, hypocrite

June 9, 2017 7

James Comey's decision to leak against Donald Trump typifies the hypocrisy of the intelligence establishment about official and unofficial leaks.

Rundle: Manning, Assange and our complicated relationship with transparency

January 19, 2017 10

People want the revelations that WikiLeaks makes, without wanting WikiLeaks or its methods overmuch.

Do you Yahoo? Delete your account

October 5, 2016 2

Got a Yahoo email account? Delete it - the NSA has been rifling through it, with the help of Yahoo itself, an explosive report has revealed.

Post calls for own source Snowden to face ‘criminal responsibility’ for leaks

September 19, 2016 1

The Washington Post has turned its back on its own source, Edward Snowden, in urging President Barack Obama to not pardon him.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

August 19, 2016 5

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

The hacker hacked: America doesn’t like cyber-snooping after all

July 28, 2016 2

Americans are angry at the idea of Russian cyber-spies interfering in US politics. Except, the US and its allies do exactly the same thing on a far greater scale.

Silence on surveillance: why we’re less free and less secure than ever

June 30, 2016 7

After three years of attacks on our online rights, surveillance and security are absent from the election campaign -- the result of a conspiracy of silence by the major parties.

Can the FBI hack your iPhone?

February 18, 2016 12

The US government pinkie swears it is only going to use a backdoor to Apple products this one time. But Apple's having none of it.

Who backdoored the backdoor? The perils of undermining encryption

December 21, 2015 3

A key US government IT security provider has revealed a major security breach in its products -- but was the US government itself to blame?

Media briefs: Press Pause gets thumbs up … Scissorhands on Twitter … Colvin takes a break …

Media briefs: Press Pause gets thumbs up … Scissorhands on Twitter … Colvin takes a break …

October 1, 2015 2

Southern Cross Austereo gets plenty of accolades for its Press Pause programming. And other media tidbits of the day.