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China outrages West by doing the same commercial spying we do

China outrages West by doing the same commercial spying we do

Lurid reports of Chinese hacking omit that we engage in exactly the same — and occasionally worse — cyber-espionage.

Encryption legislation is nothing but ‘security theatre’, and Australians will pay the price

Encryption legislation is nothing but ‘security theatre’, and Australians will pay the price

Crikey readers discuss the folly of the government's impending encryption bill and fracking in WA.

What would a Labor government do with new encryption laws?

What would a Labor government do with new encryption laws?

Crikey readers discuss encryption legislation, Julia Banks and the ABC.

Coalition set to pass encryption bill with Labor support

Coalition set to pass encryption bill with Labor support

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to pass a wide-reaching encryption bill after a backflip from Labor, documents detail the secret Home Affairs body who determine medical transfers from Nauru and Manus, and the first conviction challenge is launched following the Lawyer X scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia will reap what it sows with anti-encryption laws

Australia will reap what it sows with anti-encryption laws

Crikey readers discuss anti-encryption and freedom of religion laws.

‘Consumers don’t feel that they have a choice’: Australians push back against data free-for-all

‘Consumers don’t feel that they have a choice’: Australians push back against data free-for-all

A new report suggests that the vast majority of Australians don't want to sign away their data, but feel helpless to protect it.

Should Australians be in charge of their own cyber security?

Should Australians be in charge of their own cyber security?

Crikey readers respond to the need for digital privacy laws in Australia.

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

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

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.

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott’s nuclear smackdown

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott’s nuclear smackdown

George Pell is set to return to Australia to face historical sex charges, Tony Abbott goes off the deep end, and the ASD is given more cybersecurity powers. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Brandis plays politics with who can spy on you

Ditching controversial plans to allow metadata to be accessed in civil suits is part of a longer game for more power by Attorney-General George Brandis.