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The disgraceful erosion of civil liberties

In Your Say, Crikey readers share their thoughts on Peter Dutton's proposed bill that would increase surveillance powers.

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Darren England)

Dutton opens door to new surveillance of journalists via foreign orders

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.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Picnic day for spies: Dutton plan would have Coalition mates sign off on foreign wiretap requests

Peter Dutton is proposing that former Coalition MPs and staffers β€” including ones with hardline anti-civil liberties views β€” sign off on requests from foreign spy agencies to wiretap Australians.

Labor MP Mike Kelly at a press conference announcing his retirement from parliament (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Life after Eden: Kelly joins a tech force of evil with eyes on Australian government contracts

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.

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Un-appy, Scott: flaws and inconsistencies start to mount for troubled surveillance app

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.

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy at the launch of the COVIDSafe app (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Download if you will but the COVIDSafe app is not a condom β€” or even sunscreen

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.

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How can we be free in an age of surveillance?

Until recently, the question of privacy lurked in the shadows. Suddenly it’s stumbled into the light to become a defining issue of our time.

Former deputy primer minister Barnaby Joyce.

Government discovers the downside of pursuing a police state

When the man who used to be deputy PM tells you not to trust the government, it pays to take heed.

Donald Trump (Image: PA/Stefani Reynolds)

Virus Watch: the WHO, what, where and when

Donald Trump deals a blow to the World Health Organisation, while the rest of the world looks to the future to deal with the pandemic.

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Virus Watch: wartime rhetoric, virus tigers and the Quaranqueen

As the COVID-19 toll continues to rise, there's been a serious upping of wartime rhetoric from world leaders.