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Firefox operator Mozilla is looking at adding a feature into the browser that would alert users if their credentials have been involved in a data breach, by integrating with Troy Hunt's haveibeenpwned.com breach database.
The Department of Social Services has written to 8,500 current and former employees warning them their personal data held by a contractor has been breached.
There are three good reasons why security is so hard for NGOs. First, we are afraid to speak about meaningful security. Second, we focus on the wrong areas of security and in turn spend money and prioritise the wrong things.
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APF says NO! Go NSW! The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) advocates for the privacy of all Australians, whether from Dubbo, Darlinghurst, Dapto or Darwin.
Right now, you can go online and connect with friends, watch videos and read the news. There’s a good chance you are reading this online right now. We do much more on the internet than consume content, however. Increasingly, the internet is also where we create.
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Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it. John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC.(www.fcc.gov/comments, for any int
When you tell your phone to stop sharing your location, you expect it to honor your request, don't you? Unfortunately, that hasn't been entirely true with Android as of late.
Today we're arming you with everything you need to know to understand and use virtual private networks. In trying to puzzle out just what, exactly, a virtual private network (VPN) is, it can be helpful to simply take the first word away.
On Tuesday, the FCC moved to repeal Net Neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or slowing websites, or charging a premium for "fast lanes" for specific services or higher quality streaming.
San Francisco-based international digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has succeeded in challenging an Australian court injunction in a United States district court, which ruled that the Australian ruling was "repugnant" to the US Constitution's First Amendment.
Eighty years ago, the dawn of the modern communications age coincided with the rise of authoritarian leaders who controlled and manipulated communications in Europe. President Franklin Roosevelt recognized the danger, declaring that
The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites. The proposal, made by the F.
BELGRADE, Serbia — My country, Serbia, has become an unwilling laboratory for Facebook’s experiments on user behavior — and the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization where I am the editor in chief is one of the unfortunate lab rats.
With its final meeting of the year less than a month away, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to reveal the latest details of a plan to roll back the government's net neutrality regulations this week.
Current research on children and digital media shows that children are exposed to both increased risks and increased opportunities when they access Internet, apps and social media.
(New York) – The Chinese government should stop building big data policing platforms that aggregate and analyze massive amounts of citizens’ personal information, Human Rights Watch said today.
Asher Wolf is a journalist and digital rights activist, who specialises in networking communities and creating campaigns for social change.
Welcome to the Security Education Companion! SEC is a resource for people teaching digital security to their friends and neighbors. If you are new to digital security, want tutorials for privacy-protecting tools, or want translated guides in 13 languages, head to Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD).
The Australian government has unveiled the public draft of its Trusted Digital Identity Framework for how citizens' digital identity information must be managed, which it said would sit alongside its Govpass digital platform.
The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated. She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of eager Norwegian elkhounds, to greet them. “Is this about our case?” she asked. The police looked at her in confusion.
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WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr.
Public servants still need to take care about what they share, but an update to key security advice for the Australian government has seen the removal of a recommendation that they avoid posting even the most banal details about their lives on websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The debate over privacy and security between tech companies and the government is playing out in public yet again.
Police are to use controversial facial recognition software to scan crowds attending the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph, the Observer can reveal.
Neuralink, a start-up funded by Elon Musk, is developing neural laces. A neural lace is a device which allows for direct connection between a human brain and a computer. This device has the potential to become the most privacy invasive technology of our time.
Here is how we are beginning: companies we sign up with online are basing their entire business model on collecting troves of personally identifying data about us, and then selling it.
In an office in India, a cadre of Internet moderators ensures that social media sites are not taken over by bots, scammers, and pornographers. The Moderators shows the humans behind content moderation, taking viewers into the training process that workers go through in order to become social media
End-to-end encrypted messaging is effective at protecting the content of your messages from being read as they travel across the Internet to your contacts.
This week, The Mandarin reported on David Kalisch’s push to use information gained during last year’s census (under questionable legal and governance processes) to join the data held on us by different government agencies into a panoptic data integration projects.
LISBON (Reuters) - People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday.
The price of bitcoin, the original and most valuable digital currency, rose to a record high of nearly $8,000 on Wednesday — close to a 900% jump in 2017 alone. Bitcoin started as an experiment eight years ago in an attempt to create a global, decentralized store of value.
Site’s founding president, who became a billionaire thanks to the company, says: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’ 15.11 EST Last modified on Thursday 9 November 2017 16.
The release of the JFK files showed that the Russians were fans. Khrushchev told Kennedy to his face in Vienna, “You know, Mr Kennedy, we voted for you.” Robert Kennedy Jnr met with Russian representatives regularly and developed a terse but effective relationship.
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Is your smart toaster spying on you? Does your toddler’s new toy have an easily-hackable microphone or camera? This holiday season, don’t buy your loved ones an Internet-connected gadget that compromises their privacy or security — no matter how nifty or cute that gadget may be.
In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know.
Stop me if you've heard this before. You text a friend to finalize plans, anxiously awaiting their reply, only to get a message from them on Snapchat to say your latest story was hilarious.
I’m James Bridle. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking about here anywhere near my own site.
Employers are using a range of technologies to monitor their staff’s web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts and even private messaging apps 03.00 EST Last modified on Monday 6 November 2017 11.
Some of the most committed digital rights activists don’t hail from the places most Westerners would look for bolshy gusto in online rights activism. You won’t find many of them in your hackerspaces and conventions in Berlin, London or SF. You have to go further afield.
Digital Rights Watch Australia and Electronic Frontiers Australia today urge the Australian Government to ensure that the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees being held in offshore detention camps on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) and Nauru are respected.
The internet is an exciting and liberating place for a young person still learning about the world. With unrestricted access, however, the online world can be dangerous. How can you safely introduce your child to all the wonders of the internet … and protect them from the risks?
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and America's Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein both think that tech companies should "do something" about end-to-end encryption. Both have said so publicly, rejecting claims that it'd be difficult, if not impossible.
We seek your urgent intervention to protect the right to freedom of speech, expression, political communication and of religion for six Australian citizens who face up to seven years in jail for a peaceful protest in which they were praying and playing musical instruments.
Emails from the defunct Enron Corp., once headed by CEO Kenneth Lay, have become a commonly used data set for training A.I. systems. The problem with artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to get too smart and take over the world, as Elon Musk likes to warn.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to develop technology that scans the faces of travellers as they enter and leave the US. The difficult part? The agency wants to do it without anyone needing to get out of their cars.