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A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.

Labor caves on surveillance laws

Labor caves on surveillance laws

Good morning, early birds. Labor helps the Coalition pass unprecedented surveillance laws. Plus, the Fair Work Commission gets inundated by employer-friendly appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.

Fourteen easy tips to avoid looking like Big Brother

Fourteen easy tips to avoid looking like Big Brother

Human Services Minister Michael Keenan is sick of the government being portrayed as Big Brother. Maybe if it stopped behaving in ways straight out of 1984, he wouldn't have that problem.

Will Four Corners’ Guthrie-Milne special amount to anything?

Will Four Corners’ Guthrie-Milne special amount to anything?

Crikey readers discuss the ABC leadership fallout, plus Labor's diminishing push for intelligence agency oversight.

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

The government's war on encryption inevitably means whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians will be targeted by security agencies, like they have with mass surveillance laws.

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians are ripe for targeting in the war on encryption because we have no human rights or privacy protections and no effective oversight of security agencies.

The surveillance economy

The surveillance economy

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: surveil your way to riches, the rain falls hard on a poorly planned town, and the return of an old friend.