It's time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens.
The documentary filmmaker tells Crikey what Edward Snowden is like in person, and how much the NSA can learn from listening to you type.
David Irvine is warning G20 participants that "hacktivists" could target them. But there is an organisation far, far more likely to target the G20 ...
Crikey readers (and writers) talk Helen Razer on Channel Seven, Iraq and government spying.
Barack Obama's latest declaration on climate change is the third in a highly successful three-pronged domestic policy agenda. And that drives the Republican establishment -- and their lunatic Tea Party cousins -- nuts.
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.
Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership documents show the US is pushing for unprecedented penalties for those (like journalists) who expose trade secrets. Will Australia go along with the proposal? ANU College of Law associate professor Matthew Rimmer looks at what's at stake.
Crikey readers talk News Corp circulation, spying for the US and why it's fine for the government to listen to your phone calls
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.