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Laura Poitras on Snowden, the US government and why you should get Tor already

Laura Poitras on Snowden, the US government and why you should get Tor already

The documentary filmmaker tells Crikey what Edward Snowden is like in person, and how much the NSA can learn from listening to you type.

Judicial tension stirs over the dark arts of surveillance practices

Judicial tension stirs over the dark arts of surveillance practices

The United States National Security Agency is facing its first real legal challenge to its collection of citizens' phone metadata. Journalist and law student Parashar Das has followed the cases from Australia.

Behind the scenes at an AEC vote count

Behind the scenes at an AEC vote count

Crikey readers talk the iCloud, spying and what really happens at an AEC vote count.

We are spying for the US, and the diplomatic cost is rising

We are spying for the US, and the diplomatic cost is rising

Australia has worked hard to present itself as the US' deputy sheriff and happily spied on the superpower's behalf. But retired diplomat Bruce Haigh says all the forelock-tugging has landed Australia in a bit of hot water.

Australia’s quiet role in the NSA spying scandal

Australia’s quiet role in the NSA spying scandal

Australian and United States spy agencies could theoretically spy on their own citizens -- but they promise they won't.