Underage police informants can't necessarily be trusted to provide accurate information, so why compromise their safety?
Prosecuting whistleblowers has the potential to further shake public confidence in Australia's criminal justice system.
Targeting Witness K and his lawyer in the Timor-Leste bugging case shows a government increasingly hostile to the media.
As lawyer Bernard Collaery and his client face criminal charges, there are many more questions to be answered in this case.
With its first ever recruitment advert, MI6 is reaching out to women and minority groups. But like their fictional counterparts, will they still end up doing desk work?
Australia has joined its allies in expelling Russian diplomats as retaliation for a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian agent and his daughter. But the action is unlikely to trouble Russia.
Even if they do eventually wake up, Sergei and Julia Skripal could suffer permanent damage as a result of their exposure to a Novichok nerve agent.
Russia isn't the only suspect when it comes to the practice known as 'wetwork'.
The fact Jeremy Corbyn spoke to a Communist spy posing as a diplomat in the 1980s does not make him a Communist agent. Many politicians and diplomats were tricked into similar meetings.
Flaws in manufacturing processes can cause chip flaws like Spectre and Meltdown – and blockchain technology may offer a solution.
The public release of secret intelligence can have a powerful impact on the political environment, as the revelations regarding Sam Dastyari demonstrate.
Instead of ignoring his accusers, South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa entertained them, tried to silence them through court, and then revealed a long-past affair of little interest.
The religious arm of Turkey's government, Dinayet, has European authorities up in arms after leaked documents suggested the agency was engaged in international espionage.
The public must prepare to stand up for a free press, and against online censorship and surveillance.
Russia has decades of experience setting "honeytraps" for spies, diplomats, and whoever else it wants to embarrass or blackmail.
For decades, deterrence has effectively countered the threat of nuclear weapons. Can we achieve similar results against cyber weapons?
Do these tumultuous times also mean the end of Bond as we know it?
Look back centuries ago and you'll find the same obsessive secrecy, and the same justifications, as seen today.
The key factor to consider is not cooperation, but rather focus: One is an offensive military unit and the other a defensive civilian agency.
The federal government's review of intelligence agencies is important not just for our understanding of their function, but also for a more open public debate about spying and security.