Good morning, early birds. Three of US President Donald Trump's campaign officials have been charged by the FBI, and cricketer Chris Gayle has won his defamation case against Fairfax Media. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
The FBI asked Apple to create a backdoor to its software for law enforcement. Has the Australian Federal Police asked the same?
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.
The backlash against heavy-handed policing in the US is getting lots of media coverage, but police officers aren't necessarily in any extra danger.
The reality of radicalisation and terrorism is far more complex than the simplistic, self-serving narratives offered by politicians and the media.
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.
The US government compelled Telstra and Hong Kong-based PCCW to give it access to their undersea cables for spying on communications traffic entering and leaving the US.