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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.

Ten years’ jail if you don’t give away your password under new laws

Ten years’ jail if you don’t give away your password under new laws

Under draconian new laws designed to undermine encryption, the government wants to jail people who fail to surrender their passwords.

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

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.

Face off: technology leaves regulators scrambling

Face off: technology leaves regulators scrambling

From airline lounges to cricket matches, our faces are already being read everywhere. But what's protecting us from misuse of that data?

Soon there may be no escape from government and corporate surveillance

Soon there may be no escape from government and corporate surveillance

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.

How Facebook creates a dossier of your most private activities

How Facebook creates a dossier of your most private activities

Why on earth do they need so much information about you?

The mess we’re in

The mess we’re in

Could 2018 finally be the watershed year, when the narrative shifts against the surveillance economy?

Every word you type, every move you make, they’ll be watching you

Every word you type, every move you make, they’ll be watching you

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.