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Should one person lead two different government agencies? U.S. government images

Should NSA and Cyber Command have separate leadership?

The key factor to consider is not cooperation, but rather focus: One is an offensive military unit and the other a defensive civilian agency.
What can ‘Snowden’ teach us about cybersecurity? Jürgen Olczyk/Open Road Films

‘Snowden,’ a picture of the cybersecurity state

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?
For years, Talese’s subject, Gerald Foos, spied on his motel guests. 'Binoculars' via www.shutterstock.com

The murky ethics of Gay Talese’s ‘The Voyeur’s Motel’

When Gay Talese signed a confidentiality agreement with a motel-owning voyeur, he got access to the voyeur's journals and secret viewing perch. But he also allowed the spying to continue for over a decade.
An F-35A Joint Strike Fighter on a night mission in the US. Flickr/Lockheed Martin

Hacking the secrets of Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter

Design details of Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been stolen by Chinese spies, according to reports this week, although it’s not clear whether the information was highly classified…
In a new book, author Frank Moorhouse calls for a new compact between intelligence agency ASIO and Australian society. AAP/Dan Peled

Book review: Australia Under Surveillance

Frank Moorhouse is known primarily – but not exclusively – for his award-winning fiction such as the Edith Triology. In more recent times, he has turned his considerable talents to the role of the Australian…

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