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.
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.
It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.
Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?
Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.