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Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the <em>Daily Mail</em>

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the Daily Mail

John QuigginSep 4, 20172 Comments

The agencies dedicated to "protecting our secrets" are insisting on a password security method that even the Daily Mail knows is nonsense, writes John Quiggin.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

Asher WolfAug 7, 20175 Comments

The government's My Health Record strategy notes lots of privacy concerns, but it doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in road-mapping a resolution to those issues, writes Asher Wolf.

Telstra-sponsored digital 'inclusion' event conspicuously excludes digital rights activists

Telstra-sponsored digital ‘inclusion’ event conspicuously excludes digital rights activists

Asher WolfAug 4, 20171 Comment

Digital rights organisations and activists were quick to point out their invites to the Melbourne brunch event appeared to have been “misrouted”, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf.

Let slip the dongs of war

Let slip the dongs of war

Helen RazerJul 6, 201711 Comments

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.

What is ‘ransomware’, and should you pay the ransom if your computer gets infected?

What is ‘ransomware’, and should you pay the ransom if your computer gets infected?

Will HoganJun 29, 20171 Comment

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise over the last three years and can affect anyone at any time, writes Crikey intern Will Hogan.

Who are the Liberal MPs worried about Turnbull's Clean Energy Target?

Who are the Liberal MPs worried about Turnbull’s Clean Energy Target?

Will ZiebellJun 16, 20179 Comments

Crikey intern Will Ziebell looks back over past public comments to work out which MPs could end up dissenting.

Just how bullshit is the fantasy of 'clean coal'?

Just how bullshit is the fantasy of ‘clean coal’?

Simon Holmes a CourtJun 16, 201715 Comments

No viable technology exists that allows coal to be burnt without adding significant carbon pollution to the atmosphere. Freelance energy writer Simon Holmes a Court reports.

George Brandis’ encryption claims show just how ignorant he is

George Brandis’ encryption claims show just how ignorant he is

Bernard KeaneJun 13, 201710 Comments

George Brandis appears to not even have the most basic understanding of encryption even as he talks about wanting to break it.

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

Helen RazerMay 23, 20178 Comments

We didn't elect Mark Zuckerberg. He is not qualified to guide democracy, nor to fix much of anything outside of Facebook's censorship policy.

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

Geoff RussellMay 16, 201740 Comments

Politicians and journalists alike seem reluctant to discuss nuclear as a viable (and actually scalable) alternative to wind and solar, reports science writer Geoff Russell.