Lurid reports of Chinese hacking omit that we engage in exactly the same — and occasionally worse — cyber-espionage.
Over and over, the history of intelligence services in Australia is that the only people made to suffer are those who reveal wrongdoing or incompetence.
The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.
Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide.
While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.
The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.
What should have been a fundamental review of how we conduct and oversee intelligence-gathering has instead become an opportunity to expand and entrench the security bureaucracy.
The former Director of National Intelligence has unloaded on Donald Trump in a speech in Australia, warning he is risking irrevocable damage to institutions.
Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?