Tag: Australian government

Australia and Indonesia ‘to end spy rift’

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Julie Bishop told the ABC that a “joint understanding” had been reached and preparations to sign it were under way. Intelligence sharing and military and border co-operation would resume when the pact was signed, reports said. The spying claims came

Spy wars fuelled by territorial claims

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New insights on the extent of Chinese intelligence’s penetration of Australia’s parliamentary computer network highlight the aggressive espionage contest between the US and its “five-eyes” intelligence sharing allies, including Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, and rivals like China, Russia,

Indonesia, Australia spy claim tension spreads to corporate world

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks beside Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta

(Reuters) – Rising diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia spread into the corporate world on Friday, after a state-owned Indonesian firm suspended talks with Australian cattle ranchers, citing trust issues between the neighbors. PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is the

How electronic espionage was exposed four decades ago

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Edward Snowden's exposés of the United States' mass surveillance and electronic espionage programs have made headlines around the world for the past four months. The most recent revelations by the former US defence intelligence contractor published in Der Spiegel magazine detail how

Anonymous hackers cripple Australian gov’t websites

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International hacking group Anonymous took at least 10 Australian government websites offline briefly Tuesday in a series of escalating attacks over proposed changes to privacy laws. The Australian arm of the group has warned it will continue the attacks on

Fresh call on Assange ‘espionage’

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The head of the United States Senate's powerful intelligence oversight committee has renewed calls for Julian Assange to be prosecuted for espionage. The US Justice Department has also confirmed WikiLeaks remains the target of a criminal investigation, calling into question