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 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.
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Under draconian new laws designed to undermine encryption, the government wants to jail people who fail to surrender their passwords.
The government has unveiled a bill to enable it to force tech companies to cooperate with its efforts to defeat encryption, including by planting viruses on devices.
From airline lounges to cricket matches, our faces are already being read everywhere. But what's protecting us from misuse of that data?
The amount of information governments can obtain about us without a warrant is growing dramatically. But it's not too late to prevent a major assault on our privacy.
Why on earth do they need so much information about you?
Could 2018 finally be the watershed year, when the narrative shifts against the surveillance economy?
So-called “session replay scripts” not only record everything you type, they track every mouse movement, and even what you’re looking at on the web — including personal information.