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Punters make up to "600 bets a second" on Melbourne Cup day, but authorities charged with upholding the integrity of racing cannot view the phone records of anyone suspected of engaging in suspicious activity.
Want to listen to this article out loud? Hear it on Slate Voice. On Jan. 17, the internet went out in Bamenda, the English-speaking city where I live in the Northwest region of Cameroon.
US digital rights lobby group the Centre for Democracy and Technology (CDT) has filed a complaint against virtual private networking provider Hotspot Shield for allegedly tracking and intercepting customer data.
Uber has agreed to implement a "comprehensive privacy program" as part of a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission, which alleged that the ride-hailing company stored data in an unsecured cloud service and didn't monitor how often its employees looked at user data.
Two years ago, Australia was sold a mandatory data retention scheme on the back of "urgent" national security reforms.
Australia’s government agencies made approximately 333,980 authorisations for the disclosure of historical telecommunications data – or metadata – during the financial year ending June 2016.
Facebook knows what millions of people do on their phones, even if they don’t actually use the social network, a new report claims.
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The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has raised strong objections to moves by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) to impose severe restrictions on public sector workers' personal use of social media.
It's 2016 going on 1984. The UK has just passed a massive expansion in surveillance powers, which critics have called "terrifying" and "dangerous".
Non-profits and philanthropy organisations need to embrace the digital age and start engaging more with digital and data in their activities.
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If you have ever wanted to use the wifi at a coffee shop or library, you have probably had to click through a screen to do it. This screen might have shown you the network’s Terms of Service and prompted you to click an “I agree” button.
When Sergeant Lee DeBrabander marked a case confidential in the Long Beach drug squad’s Palantir data analysis system in November 2014, he expected key details to remain hidden from unauthorized users’ eyes. In police work, this can be crucial—a matter of life and death, even.
Internet users across Asia Pacific rate cybersecurity, data protection, access, connectivity and privacy as the most important policy-related concerns, suggesting that entities must do all they can to protect customer data.
Renowned journalist Glenn Greenwald discusses his favourite subjects: power and accountability, surveillance and privacy, Trump and fake news, threats to democracy, courage, and the role of journalism in giving a voice to perspectives and events that are ignored and silenced by large media outlets.
Earlier this month, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats backtracked on a promise to disclose how many Americans’ communications have been swept up in warrantless mass surveillance of foreign targets.
People want to be unique and stand out from the crowd in the real world, but when going online, privacy and anonymity is what they strive for.
FAA documents describing modifications to these planes reveal the installation of surveillance cameras and equipment for “LETC,” which stands for Law Enforcement Technical Collection.
The Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of their youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed late last week in California.
In what is an inexplicable instance of censorship, India appears to have blocked access to the Internet Archive (also known as the Internet Wayback Machine). The block seems to be new, and is currently propagating. We checked, and on visiting web.archive.
To achieve our vision of digital equality, we need to understand how new technologies are shaping society; where they present opportunities to make people’s lives better, and indeed where they threaten to create harm.
Parents should be encouraging their children to spend more time online in order to “save the country,” the former head of GCHQ has said.
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Labor has called on the Coalition to explain new guidelines for the use of social media by public servants, warning disciplinary action over private communication or posts by family and friends is unfair.
Your life is dominated by algorithms and you know next-to-nothing about how they work or what consequences they have.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service and its website contractor have escaped penalties from the country's privacy watchdog over a 2016 data breach that exposed the data of 550,000 donors.
Online advocacy group Digital Rights Watch has expressed serious concerns over social media guidelines for federal public servants released today.
The rapid speed of technological change these days means children are living in a communications landscape that has been utterly transformed in just a couple of generations. But how can digital technology be harnessed for the benefit of all children, and how can they be protected from harm?
After I’d completed my usual 5-kilometre near my London flat, a stranger I didn’t know “liked” my workout—even though I had enabled stricter privacy settings, which I thought would shield my workouts from public view.
The Federal Trade Commission received a complaint Monday from privacy advocates requesting a full investigation into a new advertising scheme from Google that links individuals’ online browsing data and what they buy offline in stores.
Frustrated by the failures in his field, Tom Insel, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, is now trying to reduce the world’s anguish through the devices in people’s pockets.
SHANGHAI — The shutdown was unusual, and came without warning. Chinese censors tested on Thursday a new way of shutting down websites and cutting off the country’s internet users from the rest of the world.
A FORMER leading US security chief, who oversaw the investigation into NSA leaker Edward Snowden, has delivered a shocking warning over the “unchecked” collection of personal information by the private sector.
The Internet Party is planning to ‘crowd source’ the drafting of bill that, in the unlikely event it became law, would, it says, counter government spying on New Zealand citizens.
The right to privacy, as enshrined in Article 12 of the Declaration of Human Rights, is often forgotten.
Good data has the potential to inform and improve the performance of fundraising campaigns, writes online and digital fundraising experts FrontStream Asia Pacific.
Privacy advocates aren't satisfied with Google's assurances that it's protecting consumer privacy when it tracks the success of online ad campaigns in physical stores.
Known worldwide as a free Internet defender and an Open Source culture promoter, he has been detained for thre eyear sand a half by the Bashar al-Assad regime and has been transferred from Adra prison to an unknown place on 3 October 2015.
Two German researchers say they have exposed the porn-browsing habits of a judge, a cyber-crime investigation and the drug preferences of a politician.
Once again, the UK's home secretary Amber Rudd has launched an attack on end-to-end encryption.
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LONDON — UK home secretary Amber Rudd has called on messaging apps like WhatsApp to ditch end-to-end encryption, arguing that it aids terrorists.
The debate around reforms to copyright does not fit neatly into traditional political paradigms because: – writers and other creatives who make use of copyright protections are a criminally underpaid section of society, even though they contribute to our lives in immeasurable ways – the intern
Ads targeted using profiles generated from individual voters’ stated interests are more successful in shifting attitudes according to Online Privacy Foundation Using “psychographic” profiles of individual voters generated from publicly stated interests really does work, according to ne
Weapons of Mass Surveillance: the international cyber arms trade giving governments the tools to spy on their citizens. The digital age has revolutionised the way we live our lives, giving us the tools to connect with people and share information in ways that would have previously been impossible.
Former agency boss turned advertising contrarian Bob Hoffman believes the public and marketers need to wake up to the significant privacy concerns and ineffectiveness in digital advertising.
Peter Thiel’s CIA-backed, data-mining firm honed its ‘crime predicting’ techniques against insurgents in Iraq. The same methods are now being sold to police departments.
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The Queensland Police have asked the Australian Parliament to give them the right to covertly install malicious software on your home devices in order to conduct mass surveillance during times of "national emergency" The plan neatly demonstrates the ignorance and indifference of law enforcement