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FOI documents reveal AFP used face-matching tech to search ‘persons of interest’

With no authorisation, Australian police used an app that searches through billions of social media photos to identify people.

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Darren England)

Dutton opens door to new surveillance of journalists via foreign orders

The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.

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I got it on the dark web

Good morning, early birds. The Medicare details of three former police commissioners may have been sold to the highest bidder, and Julian Assange’s extradition fight could last years. It’s the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

US House votes to formalise impeachment proceedings

Good morning, early birds. Congress will push forward with impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump following a vote in the US House of Representatives, and the AFP pledges fewer raids and more transparency. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Nationals Member for Dawson George Christensen during Question Time in the House Of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, August 16, 2018. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

The sucker-punch that never landed

Journalists were trying to land a story about George Christensen's travel for months. As soon as they did, it was framed as a beat-up. Inq takes a look behind the scenes.

The AFP sniffs a security risk, the tabloids sniff a story

When the George Christensen travel story first broke, there was a lot we didn’t know. It's now clear that story started well before the headlines...

George calls on his wedding night to set the record straight(ish)

George Christensen calls Inq on his wedding night to address what he has called a 'vile and hateful' smear campaign against him. But key questions remain unanswered...

Trump administration adds extra hurdles for asylum seekers

Good morning, early birds. The Trump administration has made it more difficult for asylum seekers to seek refuge in the USA, and Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin’s resignation is under closer scrutiny. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

John Lyons (left), executive editor of ABC News, is followed by an AFP officer. (Image: AAP/David Gray)

The law shouldn’t care about the government’s hurt feelings

The ABC's court challenge over the AFP raids will put Australia's freedoms to the test. Hopefully we come out with the right result.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

The Home Affairs portfolio is continuing its relentless empire-building, pressing for part-control of military intelligence — and giving spies access to a vast new trove of corporate and personal information.

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