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News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don’t like

News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don’t like

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 ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

The ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

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 Thirst World War

The Thirst World War

This week: looooooong-hand multiplication, the coming war with Iran, and Ellsberg and Chomsky on Assange.

From freedom to despair: the internet’s short but fast highway to hell

From freedom to despair: the internet’s short but fast highway to hell

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?

Hackers’ attack on ‘democracy’ spotlights the government’s contempt for privacy

Hackers’ attack on ‘democracy’ spotlights the government’s contempt for privacy

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".

China’s surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

China’s surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

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.

When it comes to data, Big Tech isn’t the only threat to our privacy

When it comes to data, Big Tech isn’t the only threat to our privacy

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.

History repeating

History repeating

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.

How Australia tilted even further towards police state in 2018

How Australia tilted even further towards police state in 2018

2018 saw sweeping surveillance and security laws push Australia significantly down the path to authoritarianism.

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.