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Canada is celebrating a net neutrality win with Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-104. Zero rating, the act of having some apps or services not count towards a users’ internet data cap, has been forbidden.
Australian Privacy Foundation tells Senate inquiry into ‘robo debt’ scandal there is no evidence guidelines were followed Australian Privacy Foundation tells Senate inquiry into ‘robo debt’ scandal there is no evidence guidelines were followed Privacy campaigners say Centrelink
The internet supports a global ecosystem of social interaction. Modern life revolves around the network, with its status updates, news feeds, comment chains, political advocacy, omnipresent reviews, rankings and ratings.
You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published.
After 94 days of an internet shutdown that violated the human rights of millions of people, the government of Cameroon today restored internet access in the Anglophone regions of the country.
Last year, the Australian government released a partially-redacted list of Commonwealth agencies that have applied for access to metadata retained by Australia's telecommunications providers as part of the Telecommunications Interception and Access Act.
AUSTRALIAN internet users are increasingly looking to adopt a VPN service as the government’s mandatory metadata retention laws come into effect.
FOR all the years it dominated headlines across Australia, the Federal Government's data retention laws came into effect with little fanfare. For some, the laws are Orwellian.
The Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim has officially launched Privacy Awareness Week for 2017. Previewing the key events for the week that runs from 15 May to 19 May, Mr Pilgrim said privacy was attracting a record level of attention from consumers and communities.
Hackers have released documents and files that cybersecurity experts say indicate the US National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks.
Here’s one way to confuse it. You can tell a lot about a person from how they react to something.
The metadata law grace period ended on Thursday enforcing telecommunication companies in Australia to comply with the retention scheme. The law was passed in October requiring telcos to keep phone and internet data for two years allowing security agencies to access it for investigations.
As of today, Australian internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies are officially required to collect “metadata” about their customers’ communications. According to the legislation, this data includes:
The government’s controversial data retention laws are in effect as of yesterday, and ASIO staff are definitely already sitting around the office with a big picture of my face, laughing hysterically at my disgusting health problems and the fact I didn’t know pee is, in fact, stored in the balls.
The government’s controversial metadata retention scheme came into effect last night, meaning that Australian ISPs will now be forced to hoover up and store your digital info like a big, invasive vacuum cleaner. Hi Malcolm!
Related Story: Explainer: What is metadata? Related Story: Metadata capture begins but information not to be used for civil cases Related Story: New laws to define metadata for the first time If you don't want the Government to be able to see your online activity, then you better get a vir
The federal government has decided to block civil litigants from being able to request access to data retained under the nation's data retention scheme for use in their lawsuits. It had been reviewing whether to change the restrictions on civil litigant access to the metadata since December.
In March 2015, federal parliament passed legislation requiring all internet service providers and telecommunications companies to store the metadata of their customers. Attorney General George Brandis was really into it, but the telcos weren't.
The government will keep the restriction on the use of phone records and web activity in some legal proceedings after finding ‘insufficient reason’ to drop it The government will keep the restriction on the use of phone records and web activity in some legal proceedings after finding
The Government and ALP regime of mass electronic surveillance - mandatory data retention for every man, woman and child, and every device in the country - has started. Data collection began in October 2015, the "implementation period" ended in April 2017.
Twitter has recently been flooded with vacuous ‘international days’, such as International Unicorn Day or International Puppy Day. Well, now you can add a much more important day to your calendar, and that’s today, April 13.
Today is the day, people. From now on, the Federal Government's Metadata Retention Scheme is unavoidable for telcos and internet service providers.
Australia’s mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect on April 13, 2017, with service providers required to collect and retain their customers’ Internet usage metadata.
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From today, 13th April 2017, all Australian telecommunication providers are now required to collect a whole range of your telecommunications data ('metadata') and retain it for two full years, so that it can be requested by government agencies.
April 13th, 2017 is now “National Get a VPN” Day for the entire country of Australia. In March 2015, Australia passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill (info).
Can “polluting” browsing history with fake traffic make it harder for ISPs to spy on you? Last week, President Donald Trump signed a controversial new law, allowing internet providers to continue gathering sensitive information on their users and selling that data to advertisers.
Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with telecoms providers expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata.
April 13. Mark it down in your calendars -- it's "National Get a VPN Day."Privacy advocate group Digital Rights Watch is calling on all Australians to hide the trail they leave behind online, as Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect.
Back in 2015 the federal government passed some pretty controversial metadata retention laws. But due to a legal loophole telecommunications companies like Telstra weren’t required to actually collect and store all of our juicy, juicy data. Until now.
SAN FRANCISCO — Fingerprint sensors have turned modern smartphones into miracles of convenience. A touch of a finger unlocks the phone — no password required.
Many readers are understandably concerned about recent moves by the U.S. Congress that would roll back privacy rules barring broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing or selling customer browsing history, among other personal data.
Spy equipment producers are breaking laws and circumventing international sanctions by agreeing to sell stock to countries known for human rights abuses, and to clients who do not declare the end user – meaning surveillance tools could easily fall into the hands of armed groups, corporations, go
A good friend of mine lives in Healesville, in the Yarra Valley, about half an hour from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Rural enough to be quiet. Close enough to get into the city for a big night out.
The disastrous rollout of Australia’s NBN is a national tragedy, according to new research by one of the country’s most respected engineers.
A group of international law experts met in Tallinn, Estonia, after the 2007 onslaught of cyber attacks against sites in the country, to create the Tallinn Manual in order to clarify what constitutes an act of war in cyberspace and how countries could lawfully respond.
Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those mistakes.
If you are reading this, the chances are you also have a Facebook account. Of the 20 million Australians who use the internet, the vast majority of us also use Facebook — with over 16 million Australian accounts.
This week a coalition of scholarly publishers, researchers, and nonprofit organizations launched the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), a project to promote the unrestricted open access to scholarly citation data. From the website:
Technologists hoped the “Crypto Wars” of the 1990s – which ended with cryptographers gaining the right to legally develop strong encryption that governments could not break – was behind them once and for all.
On April 1, the day before a key parliamentary election in Armenia, Yerevan-based activist Babken DerGrigorian received a warning from Gmail. “Government backed attackers may be trying to steal your password,” it read.
Twitter is suing the Trump administration after it tried to compel the social media site to reveal the identity of an account that had been tweeting criticism of the president. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S.
When Annabelle Narey posted a negative review of a building firm on Mumsnet, the last thing on her mind was copyright infringement Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invited submissions to develop Australia’s inaugural International Cyber Engagement Strategy.
Today, we are announcing new tools to help people when intimate images are shared on Facebook without their permission. When this content, often referred to as “revenge porn,” is reported to us, we can now prevent it from being shared on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.
The Trump administration’s decision to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to sign away their customers’ privacy and sell the browsing habits of their customers is “disgusting” and “appalling”, according to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web.
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Trump administration’s proposed changes may mean travelers from countries including UK, France, Australia and Japan have to share digital information Trump administration’s proposed changes may mean travelers from countries including UK, France, Australia and Japan have to sha
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