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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.

Let slip the dongs of war

Let slip the dongs of war

The question is not whether sex robots will encourage the objectification of women (duh), but the extent to which security agencies will exploit such technology to wage wars and expand the surveillance state.

Made in the NSA: how intelligence agencies gave us a global hack

Made in the NSA: how intelligence agencies gave us a global hack

Responsibility for the global ransomware attack underway rests with an intelligence community that recklessly stockpiles software flaws for their own use, rather than have them fixed to improve security.

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.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

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

Who backdoored the backdoor? The perils of undermining encryption

Who backdoored the backdoor? The perils of undermining encryption

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

WikiLeaks: what Australia got from the NSA’s commercial spying

WikiLeaks: what Australia got from the NSA’s commercial spying

The vast mass surveillance system established by the National Security Agency and its partners like Australia aren't about stopping terrorist attacks but about helping our companies make a buck. New documents from WikiLeaks show how.

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.

Alan Rusbridger on journalism in the ‘Golden Age of Surveillance’

Alan Rusbridger on journalism in the ‘Golden Age of Surveillance’

It's hard to be at the forefront of the encryption arms race when you're still carrying a tracking signal in your pocket, writes Margot Saville.

‘Nothing to hide, nothing to fear’: whistleblowers warn of threats to privacy

‘Nothing to hide, nothing to fear’: whistleblowers warn of threats to privacy

As cabinet debates data retention laws for Australia, US whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack remind us that "the people are supposed the govern the government, not the other way around".