This week: looooooong-hand multiplication, the coming war with Iran, and Ellsberg and Chomsky on Assange.
The promise of freedom offered by the internet a decade ago now looks laughable in an age of extremism, surveillance and manipulation. What went wrong?
Politicians can't keep their own data secure — and certainly not that of voters. Don't listen when they tell you to hand over your personal data because "it's safe".
We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us.
While the focus on the abuse of personal data has been on the major tech companies, banks have been engaged in the same process for years.
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. In the first edition for 2019: 40 years of the Iranian Revolution, and 100 years of Bauhaus. Plus, surveillance capitalism and a sweet new addition to the halal snack pack.
Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.
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.