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Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

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.

Australian officials urge UK Huawei ban

Australian officials urge UK Huawei ban

Good morning, early birds. Australia has pushed for the UK to follow suit on its Huawei 5G ban, and new shadow Home Affairs spokesperson Kristina Keneally makes a case for immigration. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Banning Huawei’s 5G is another backwards step for Australia’s internet speeds

Banning Huawei’s 5G is another backwards step for Australia’s internet speeds

It’s not clear what Australia gains by blocking Huawei’s involvement in our 5G network, but it's clear what we lose.

Browsing the Coalition’s history on digital rights

Browsing the Coalition’s history on digital rights

Global trends point towards increased surveillance and censorship. Australia is no different.

Politicians’ websites show major security blind spots

Politicians’ websites show major security blind spots

Many prominent Australian politicians' websites are not secured, putting anyone who contacts them online at risk.

Hackers’ attack on ‘democracy’ spotlights the government’s contempt for privacy

Hackers’ attack on ‘democracy’ spotlights the government’s contempt for privacy

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".

‘Made In Australia’ now a warning to avoid our tech products

‘Made In Australia’ now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.

Companies claim they collect data about you ‘anonymously’. But that’s not really possible.

Companies claim they collect data about you ‘anonymously’. But that’s not really possible.

Companies say they make user data "anonymous" before they share or sell it to a third party. But is that even possible?

My Health Record could be our worst government data breach yet

My Health Record could be our worst government data breach yet

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.

Government’s malware backdoor confirms global village idiot status

Government’s malware backdoor confirms global village idiot status

The government's backdoor-without-a-backdoor attack on encryption appears to be a long-used police technique that has its own security problems.