'How I caught my online scammer – and Facebooked his mum'

'How I caught my online scammer – and Facebooked his mum'

Image copyright Christian Haschek Image caption Security researcher Christian Haschek says he has mixed feelings about catching the scammer A cybersecurity researcher living in Austria who was scammed out of $500 (£375) says his money was returned after he tracked down the scammer's family and contacted them on Facebook.

Labor and Coalition in last-minute blowup over encryption deal

Labor and Coalition in last-minute blowup over encryption deal

Racing to beat the adjournment debate so a full report could be tabled, the deputy chair, Anthony Byrne, was seen having words with the chair, Andrew Hastie, and the attorney general, Christian Porter, alongside fellow committee members Mike Kelly and Julian Leeser.

Coalition and Labor do deal on law enforcement access to encrypted messages

Coalition and Labor do deal on law enforcement access to encrypted messages

In a deal between the attorney general, Christian Porter, and his shadow, Mark Dreyfus, the government has agreed to limit the powers to investigation of “serious offences” and add new safeguards to agencies’ ability to demand tech companies build backdoors into their products.