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Crikey Worm: Trump advisers charged with money-laundering, tax evasion

Max Chalmers October 31, 2017 1 Comment

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.

Rundle: Trump’s most infamous presser … so far

Guy Rundle February 17, 2017 10 Comments

In short, it was a train wreck.

Poll Bludger: could Clinton’s latest email scandal topple her campaign?

William Bowe October 31, 2016 3 Comments

Into the home straight, this election campaign is anything but.

The AFP is no FBI when it comes to Aussie iPhones

Josh Taylor May 12, 2016 3 Comments

The FBI asked Apple to create a backdoor to its software for law enforcement. Has the Australian Federal Police asked the same?

Can the FBI hack your iPhone?

Josh Taylor February 18, 2016 12 Comments

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.

Did FBI Islamophobia entrap an American Jew?

Shakira Hussein September 18, 2015 3 Comments

Was "Australi Witness" entrapped by the FBI?

Crikey Clarifier: is the US really experiencing a ‘war on police’?

Crikey Clarifier: is the US really experiencing a ‘war on police’?

Paul Millar January 14, 2015 4 Comments

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 inconvenient link between mental health and ‘lone wolf’ terrorism

The inconvenient link between mental health and ‘lone wolf’ terrorism

Bernard Keane October 27, 2014 31 Comments

The reality of radicalisation and terrorism is far more complex than the simplistic, self-serving narratives offered by politicians and the media.

Why surveillance information will always be abused by governments

Why surveillance information will always be abused by governments

Bernard Keane July 25, 2013 3 Comments

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.

Telstra’s deal with the devil: FBI access to its undersea cables

Telstra’s deal with the devil: FBI access to its undersea cables

Bernard Keane July 12, 2013 14 Comments

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.