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Eva Galperin spends her mornings sifting through stories of abuse, helping victims who have been hacked by their harassers take back control of their accounts and devices.
Are Google search results capable of defaming someone? A High Court hearing today may shed light on this very 21st-century question. The case concerns Milorad Trkulja, who was shot in the back in a Melbourne restaurant in 2004 by an unknown assailant.
The true purpose of Wesfarmers’ ‘flybuys’ program came into sharp focus on Friday when the retail giant revealed it would be ditching Coles but hanging onto the supermarket’s prized loyalty scheme.
According to The Australian Financial Review, Foodora claims that by maintaining and refusing to transfer ownership of encrypted chat groups on Telegram (a messaging service a bit like WhatsApp), a rider was potentially breaching confidentiality and Foodora’s intellectual property rights.
While a Senate committee has advised extending the safe harbour regime under the Copyright Act, it has stopped short of adding all providers of online services, including cloud computing services, search engines, and online bulletin boards.
Facebook’s reckless vanity has made the headlines again, with the revelation that data it held on about 50 million users was exploited commercially without their consent, and that when Facebook found out about this, it did pathetically little.
Digital campaigns have evolved from banner ads 20 years ago to Cambridge Analytica harvesting our Facebook data. Has the rise of micro-targeting become a threat to democracy? Alan Gould was hitting a wall.
You shouldn't have to do this. You shouldn't have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you've entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it.
From its stance on extremist content, to its vast caches of user data, Facebook is a corporation whose power must, finally, be reined in The revelation that Cambridge Analytica exploited the data of 50 million Facebook profiles to target American voters is indeed frightening.
The claims that Cambridge Analytica used data harvested from millions of Facebook profiles to target voters in the US general election in 2016 raises tough questions for both companies.
This story was updated at 10:37 p.m. Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social media giant suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked worked for President Trump’s campaign.
Fresh evidence that algorithmic decisions are often deeply affected by bias raises profound questions for technologists and society alike. At DeepMind we’re committed to addressing these matters head-on, building inclusive technology that works for all.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has told ZDNet there has been 31 notifications provided to the office led by Timothy Pilgrim since Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into effect on February 22, 2018.
(CNN)A New York professor filed a legal claim against a data company that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign in a British court Friday in a case that could shed light on how millions of American voters were targeted online in the run-up to the 2016 election.
Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that worked on President Trump's 2016 campaign, and its related company, Strategic Communications Laboratories, pilfered data on 50 million Facebook users and secretly kept it, according to two reports in The New York Times and The Guardian.
In the age of online campaigns, you’d expect political parties which specialize in tech — like the Pirate Party — to have elections in the bag by employing some digital voodoo.
Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters• How Cambridge Analytica’s algorithms turned ‘likes’ into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trum
It's a modern dilemma — a customer wants to fix a broken smartphone, tablet or laptop, only to be told by the manufacturer they will have to pay top dollar at an "authorised repair centre" or fork out for a replacement.
We have been working with many of Australia’s leading charities and others who are extremely concerned about the Turnbull Government’s proposed electoral laws. The Government’s stated reason for the proposed laws is to prevent foreign influence in Australian elections.
As Oscar Wilde might have put it: "To lose one filing cabinet full of government documents may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness." Carelessness is something the Australian government seems to be quite good at these days.
Today, the World Wide Web turns 29. This year marks a milestone in the web’s history: for the first time, we will cross the tipping point when more than half of the world’s population will be online.
An amendment to legislation in Queensland that would give the state’s law enforcement access to shared biometric face matching services is being described as “incredibly problematic” by digital privacy advocates.
Every month for the past five years, Harlem residents have gathered to discuss digital privacy and how to best protect themselves from intrusive surveillance.
In the early hours of August 30, 2017, Myanmar government forces surrounded the village of Tula Toli. The village was home to a small community of ethnic Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar. Around 08:00, soldiers began setting fire to the outlying houses.
08:27: Jen gets on the London Underground to go to work. She uses her contactless debit card to pay for the tube, so Transport for London knows where she is travelling to and from and her bank knows when she takes the tube.
OK, maybe a coincidence. “What’s the best high-tech scale?” my wife asks aloud. Five minutes later on Instagram: An ad for scales.
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Don't be alarmed! Your Alexa-enabled device may lapse into a sudden fit of giggles, but Amazon is aware of the problem. Recent reports detail a quirky bug that has Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa laughing for no apparent reason, scaring the daylights out of unsuspecting users.
We propose the term “technology facilitated coercive control” (TFCC) to describe the technological and relational aspects of patterns of abuse against intimate partners.
In April 2015, the Australian Government passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act, which imposes obligations on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to collect metadata information about their users and store this metadata for a period of two years.
Related Story: Could drones be used to deliver aid to disaster zones? Related Story: How drones could help in the aftermath of cyclone Debbie South Australian researchers have developed drone technology which can measure a person's breathing and heartrate from 60 metres in the air.
You may have noticed recent media coverage about internet-enabled toys, often referred to as ‘connected toys’. Whether it’s talking dolls, robotics, wearables or children’s tablets and phones, they’re increasingly popular, and widely available.
But Transport for NSW has not changed how it signs up seniors, arguing personal details are needed "to ensure only those entitled to the substantial benefits of concession fares can access the heavily reduced rate".
A Bill to set up the federal government’s biometric identity system is currently going through Parliament. But there are concerns over just how much information the system would be allowed to gather, and how that might be used to establish more than just the identity of a person.
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Even after seven television series and thirteen movies, Star Trek’s existence is always precarious. The failure of a show like Star Trek: Enterprise, saved once from cancellation after its second season, kept Star Trek off television for a generation.
Everyone encounters big data: via social media, financial transactions and public transport.
Authorities will soon have speedy access to photos from driver's licences, visas and passports, without seeking a warrant to hunt suspected terrorists.
How far should free speech go? Looming legal battles will challenge tech companies’ power to ‘punish disfavored speech’ In January, Charles C “Chuck” Johnson filed a suit contesting his ban from Twitter back in May 2015.
The federal government has recommitted to introducing legislation that would force tech companies to work with law enforcement to decrypt communications – but it still has not detailed how this would work practically.
Twitter has asked for help in tackling the rampant harassment, bots, misinformation and polarisation in a more strategic way so that it can improve the “health” of conversation on the platform, the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, said on Thursday.
Australians are taking action in ever-increasing numbers to protect their privacy as well as personal data held by governments and organisations. Almost 2500 privacy complaints were lodged with the Australian Information Commissioner in the last financial year, an annual increase of 17 per cent.
The Bell playbook for its website blocking proposal has largely followed a familiar narrative.
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In what is sure to make E.T. happy, the moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, reports Reuters. No, this is not a joke.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's Point Piper mansion and the official Sydney residence of the PM in Kirribilli have both been connected to the National Broadband Network.
SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users’ iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.
In the liberal imagination, government surveillance threatens everyone: a watchful eye hovering over an undifferentiated public. Privacy, in turn, is that which safeguards our individuality, defining the spaces in which the citizen cannot be governed.
Online pornography in the UK is set to undergo its biggest ever change this year. The government will introduce an age-verification requirement for all pornographic websites and people wanting to use them will have to prove they are over 18.
Australia's new data breach laws require businesses and government entities to disclose hacks and leaks that cause "serious harm", with fines of up to $2.1 million for those who don't comply, but experts say the agency responsible for enforcing them may not have the resources to do so.