The government has long insisted the biggest threat to our security comes from sinister figures operating online. In fact it comes from some of our highest-profile companies failing to enforce the law.
The Australian media demands we be frightened by Chinese firms doing exactly what Western spy agencies have been doing for years.
Read an extract from the updated edition of The Most Dangerous Man in the World, Andrew Fowler's definitive book about Julian Assange.
In Your Say, Crikey readers share their thoughts on Peter Dutton's proposed bill that would increase surveillance powers.
The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.
Peter Dutton is proposing that former Coalition MPs and staffers — including ones with hardline anti-civil liberties views — sign off on requests from foreign spy agencies to wiretap Australians.
A former Labor MP has joined a company ranked as one of the most evil in the tech world, which has been growing its presence in Australia.
The haste with which the government has rushed out its surveillance app means flaws are now emerging that could be exploited by stalkers and domestic abusers.
Glib tech solutions to complex problems rarely work as well as their spruikers claim, and bring other problems in their wake. So it is proving with the government's contract tracing app.