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Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Helen Razer October 5, 2017 4 Comments

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Government demands tech companies reveal encrypted messages

Government demands tech companies reveal encrypted messages

Crikey October 4, 2017 5 Comments

Australia had told tech companies that would be free to figure out for themselves how to decrypt encrypted messages, but it has since changed tack, writes freelance journalist John Power.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Helen Razer September 26, 2017 13 Comments

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

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

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the Daily Mail

Crikey September 4, 2017 2 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.

Crikey August 7, 2017 5 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

Crikey August 4, 2017 1 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 Razer July 6, 2017 11 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?

Crikey Intern June 29, 2017 1 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?

Crikey Intern June 16, 2017 9 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’?

Crikey June 16, 2017 15 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.