The decision by the US government to lay charges against a hacker working for North Korea has sparked off a debate about how the world should respond to the digital crimes of the Hermit Kingdom.
The hacking of the 2016 US election by Russian agents was a masterclass in how to weaponise the media. How can this be avoided going forward?
Good morning, early birds. The government will finally -- finally -- reveal its energy plan this week as a report from the ACCC reveals the true cause of energy bill price increases, and the US demands a "please explain" from Australia after last week's defence contractor hack. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Good morning, early birds. A familiar face returns to haunt the government at the High Court, and One Nation relegates Queensland's LNP to preference purgatory after a kerfuffle in Western Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
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.
What we're reading: whether the gig economy is working, hackers and the French election, the business of securing death sentences, war of the cosmologists, and tolerance as an ideological category.
As America endures its painful life change from neoliberalism to neonationalism, Trump is not the only one having a nutty hot flash.
About half the stories mentioning the Ashley Madison data dump used the term "leak", bringing to mind whistleblowers revealing information in the public interest. So why was an Islamic State data dump called a "hack"?
Did Islamic State hackers access Australian government email addresses and passwords? Maybe. But it's probably not as bad as the headlines suggest.
Australian networks are vulnerable to hacking, says the government. But not to worry, there is a solution -- more government intervention.