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Half a billion extra on national security and the government won’t tell us why

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won’t tell us why

The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide.

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.

ASIS chief raises fist — and hackles — with Duterte

ASIS chief raises fist — and hackles — with Duterte

The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

Shortsighted intelligence review lavished with praise

Shortsighted intelligence review lavished with praise

Australia has a shallow gene pool when it comes to intelligence commentary and the response to the latest intelligence review shows it.

Intelligence review recommendations are all empire-building, out of sight

Intelligence review recommendations are all empire-building, out of sight

What should have been a fundamental review of how we conduct and oversee intelligence-gathering has instead become an opportunity to expand and entrench the security bureaucracy.

Former top spy slams Trump: Watergate ‘pales’ next to Russian scandal

Former top spy slams Trump: Watergate ‘pales’ next to Russian scandal

The former Director of National Intelligence has unloaded on Donald Trump in a speech in Australia, warning he is risking irrevocable damage to institutions.

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?

Snowden smear a cover for the worst intelligence failure in decades

Snowden smear a cover for the worst intelligence failure in decades

While old smears about Edward Snowden are run by the media, the worst intelligence disaster in decades has been quietly unfolding Washington DC.

Surveillance, secrecy and the cost of intelligence outsourcing

Surveillance, secrecy and the cost of intelligence outsourcing

A culture of secrecy, unaccountability and outsourcing created the conditions for the Obama administration's mass internet surveillance programs.