March 21, 2018 24
The focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica obscures the extent to which the monetisation of privacy and its sale to advertisers is the core financial model of the online world.
January 17, 2018 26
The Wall Street Journal claims Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng, is a spy. We take a look back at how their relationship blossomed to begin with.
November 16, 2017 1
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.
October 6, 2017 38
The public sphere, in this country and others, has been undermined by an unwillingness to defend it, even as the ground shifts beneath it.
October 5, 2017 29
When Australia's civil liberties needed protecting, Labor went missing. The consequences are nebulous -- but very real.
October 5, 2017 5
Serious questions arise over potential misuse of power by police departments created to identify and neutralise "fixated" individuals, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf.
October 5, 2017 34
Our politicians are constructing a panopticon from which it will be impossible to escape. And it won't stop terror attacks.
August 30, 2017 9
Think that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear? Maybe you should just hand over your email password, writes Amy Gray.
July 17, 2017 19
It's unclear how Malcolm Turnbull proposes to fight encryption but one technique already in use illustrates the dangers of relying on "backdoors" of any type.
July 6, 2017 11
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.