Politicians can't keep their own data secure — and certainly not that of voters. Don't listen when they tell you to hand over your personal data because "it's safe".
Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.
Companies say they make user data "anonymous" before they share or sell it to a third party. But is that even possible?
The Turnbull government has demonstrated its willingness to use private information against critics, and we know how poor third party contractors can be at securing data.
The government's backdoor-without-a-backdoor attack on encryption appears to be a long-used police technique that has its own security problems.
While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.
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.
At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.
It's time for a dose of reality on cybersecurity ...
Cybersecurity agencies like the Australian Signals Directorate make us less safe with their determination to engage in cyber "offence".