We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
News Corp has actively cheered the expansion of the Coalition's police state. But now that one of its own is the target, News Corp is suddenly opposed to the world it helped create.
The raid on a News Corp journalist exposes how police can target journalistic sources with impunity — and how "national security" is simply a tool to protect the powerful from scrutiny.
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.
2018 saw sweeping surveillance and security laws push Australia significantly down the path to authoritarianism.