Topic archives: NSA surveillance scandal

Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

March 18, 2015 12

It's time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens.

Laura Poitras on Snowden, the US government and why you should get Tor already

Laura Poitras on Snowden, the US government and why you should get Tor already

February 13, 2015 5

The documentary filmmaker tells Crikey what Edward Snowden is like in person, and how much the NSA can learn from listening to you type.

Is a second Snowden spilling more NSA secrets?

Is a second Snowden spilling more NSA secrets?

July 15, 2014 4

Not only has the NSA targeted people for merely reading about privacy-enhancing software, there's now speculation that there might be a second Snowden.

Guess who will spy on the G20 (hint: not hactivists)?

Guess who will spy on the G20 (hint: not hactivists)?

June 26, 2014 2

David Irvine is warning G20 participants that "hacktivists" could target them. But there is an organisation far, far more likely to target the G20 ...

Razer-sharp wit

June 13, 2014 1

Crikey readers (and writers) talk Helen Razer on Channel Seven, Iraq and government spying.

The increasingly demented Right can’t stop Obama

The increasingly demented Right can’t stop Obama

June 4, 2014 18

Barack Obama's latest declaration on climate change is the third in a highly successful three-pronged domestic policy agenda. And that drives the Republican establishment -- and their lunatic Tea Party cousins -- nuts.

Judicial tension stirs over the dark arts of surveillance practices

Judicial tension stirs over the dark arts of surveillance practices

January 15, 2014 2

The United States National Security Agency is facing its first real legal challenge to its collection of citizens' phone metadata. Journalist and law student Parashar Das has followed the cases from Australia.

The US’ trade secrets demands and what they mean for journos

The US’ trade secrets demands and what they mean for journos

November 18, 2013 5

Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership documents show the US is pushing for unprecedented penalties for those (like journalists) who expose trade secrets. Will Australia go along with the proposal? ANU College of Law associate professor Matthew Rimmer looks at what's at stake.

Go ahead, tap my phone

November 11, 2013 5

Crikey readers talk News Corp circulation, spying for the US and why it's fine for the government to listen to your phone calls

We are spying for the US, and the diplomatic cost is rising

We are spying for the US, and the diplomatic cost is rising

November 8, 2013 16

Australia has worked hard to present itself as the US' deputy sheriff and happily spied on the superpower's behalf. But retired diplomat Bruce Haigh says all the forelock-tugging has landed Australia in a bit of hot water.