Poitras's latest film shows you can get too involved with your subject.
Unsurprisingly, the Jason Bourne films won’t tell you much about ASIO.
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James Bond and Jason Bourne have little to tell us about modern spycraft.
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Leaking classified information violates the law. But it doesn't mean that people are abandoning their ethics.
Is someone watching while you work?
Yes, Big Brother is almost definitely watching. Here, five tips for researchers on keeping you and your sources safe.
How can investigators get into digital files?
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The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?
The world is searching – will we protect ourselves?
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The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
The US president's attack on confidential sources is one of many legal and technological threats to public interest journalism, as a new report shows
Government agencies and contractors are now less trusting of their workers, and keeping a much closer eye on them, both on and off the job.
The timing of Chelsea Manning’s commutation further undermines any chance of similar approaches to the situations of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
Head of MI5, Andrew Parker, testifying to the first parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee in 2013.
By choosing to talk to MI5's most outspoken press critics, the spy boss has made a very shrewd move.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
Shifts in our communication infrastructures have reshaped the very possibilities of social order driven by markets and commercial exploitation.
Capitalism has become focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and processing – as if the social itself has become the new target of capitalism’s expansion.
What can ‘Snowden’ teach us about cybersecurity?
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The new movie about the NSA leaker is a new way for the public to learn about government surveillance, communications technology and privacy. How well does it prepare the public for that discussion?
All in the hand shake.
Making the mechanical more human.
It’s a cat and mouse game that could put our online privacy and security at risk.
As governments look to new ways to step up surveillance, hackers find new ways to subvert it. Is there a way to end this cat and mouse game, described as a crypto-war?
They want you to keep it zipped.
The rise of leaktivism: specialised platforms and organisations that turn data into a weapon to strike at government and corporate power.
‘Et tu Brute?’
Make no mistake: the odds of a palace coup just narrowed slightly.
Western governments are threatening to undermine the encryption that keeps our online communications private.
An open letter signed by security experts from around the world is calling on governments to protect encryption rather than undermine it in a quixotic attempt to tackle terrorism.
Who’s watching, and who’s watching the watchers?
What kind of society do our so-called “Western and networked democracies” count as normal if humans are constantly objectified, monitored and profiled?
In a world where the gadgets have taken over, Bond feels somewhat antiquated but he is inevitably privileged by the demands of cinema.