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You now have a couple more months to to opt out of a My Health Record after the Senate approved an extension to the end of January. The opt-out window was due to close on Thursday night. After that, most Australians would have had an online health record created in their name.
Why sharing health data with governments might not be such a great idea. Roz Bellamy writes I have wanted to keep authorities away from my body since the age of 15, when I heard a Rabbi compare abortion to murder.
ABC Home Search The My Health Record opt-out deadline is tomorrow night. Here's what you need to know ABC Science By technology reporter Ariel Bogle The deadline to opt out of My Health Record is rapidly approaching.
Japan is a special strategic partner with whom we have a strong and enduring friendship, built on solid economic, security, community and historical ties. It is one of immense progress and opportunity.
Teddy bears that connect to the internet. Smart speakers that listen to commands. Great gifts—unless they spy on you. We created this guide to help you buy safe, secure products this holiday season.
Labor has announced it will move to amend the Coalition’s My Health Record bill in a bid to extend the opt-out period, days before records will be created automatically for 17m Australians.
In fact, Quantcast’s deceptive design is so effective, that the company proudly declares that it achieves a 90 percent consent rate on websites that use its framework.
It’s not clear if the federal minister responsible for the first myGovID pilot program is listening to those raising privacy concerns, but he’s clearly become annoyed it’s been called ‘Big Brother’.
As Islamic State terrorists coordinated deadly attacks across Paris in November 2015 — an onslaught that claimed 130 lives — it's believed they used encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram to plan their devastation.
The deadline for Australians to opt-out of having an electronic health record created is less than a week away, but privacy protections promised by the Federal Government are yet to be legislated. The Opposition is calling for the opt-out period to be extended until they are.
The director of privacy at the agency behind My Health Record has quit amid claims the organisation and Health Minister Greg Hunt's office have not been taking the concerns of internal privacy experts seriously enough.
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In the video game Grand Theft Auto V, players steal cars and rob banks. In the real world, its owners are cracking down on players who hack the game itself. For one Melbourne man, this resulted in a surprise knock on the door.
Parliamentary committees from five countries have called for Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to appear in front of a joint hearing on online disinformation.
Civil rights groups have warned a vast, powerful system allowing the near real-time matching of citizens’ facial images risks a “profound chilling effect” on protest and dissent.
The Federal Government has announced further changes to its controversial My Heath Record system to reassure the public as the deadline to opt out of the digital database approaches.
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, there were many decisions to make. Would I learn the baby's sex? What kind of birth plan did I want? And would I be sharing this important and fundamental life-changer on social media?
It's been three years since Australia adopted a national copyright blocking system, despite widespread public outcry over the abusive, far-reaching potential of the system, and the warnings that it would not achieve its stated goal of preventing copyright infringement.
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Do we really want to follow the U.S. down the big data path of privacy-breaching voter profiling? Rosie Williams comments. AUSTRALIA'S Accountability Round Table recently fired-up over the introduction to Australia of U.S.
On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we've done.
The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to privacy has written to the government expressing concern over a bill intended to provide law enforcement agencies with new powers to access online communications services.
The New York Times reported a mind-boggling story on Oct. 24. The president of the United States routinely ignores the advice of his aides and calls old friends on an unsecured iPhone “no different from hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world.
More than one million Australians have opted-out of the government’s controversial digital “My Health Record” amid concerns about privacy and potential data breaches of sensitive health information.
The union representing journalists has said a government bill that will enhance the ability of police agencies to monitor encrypted communications services is akin to using a “sledgehammer to crack a walnut”.
Despite the number of Australians having removed themselves from the creation of a My Health Record now hitting 1.147 million, the agency responsible is happy with the result. The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) told Senate Estimates on Wednesday the opt-out rate was under 5 percent.
A survey of 4039 Australians has found that nearly 85% of them are deeply worried by the Federal Government's proposed encryption bill, which was introduced in Parliament by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on 20 September.
New research released today by the Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet shows a majority of Australians are deeply concerned by the Government’s proposed Assistance and Access Bill 2018 – known as the Encryption Bill.
Brussels: Apple chief executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday customer data was being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit.
With the government's assault on privacy continuing as it tries to push through legislation that will give it powers to overcome strong encryption, it's worth looking at how badly worded legislation can result in unintended consequences. And there is a precedent to consider.
We all are constantly on our phones, but maybe you want to visit that website or check that social media account without revealing more information on where you are.
The Cathay Pacific airline announced today that a system containing passenger data for up to 9.4 million passengers was breached by attackers.
Please listen carefully and don’t hang up. Those were the first words this unknown male caller said to me when my brother handed me the phone. It was the July 4th weekend, 2000, give or take a day, and Mr.
If your phone is turned on and has signal, it can be communicating — whether you've asked it to or not — with a wide variety of companies, many of which you won't have any direct relationship with. And yes, this can happen even when you're not using it.
Police officers watch the surveillance screens at the control center during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany.
Information Commissioner Angelene Falk has received 2947 privacy complaints in the past financial year, along with almost 20,000 inquiries about privacy rights.
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Police and spy agencies will be able to hack phones and electronic devices without a warrant, and tech workers could be detained indefinitely if they refuse to cooperate under the Morrison government's encryption laws, lawyers are warning.
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Some of the biggest players in the U.S. tech industry are forcefully criticizing a bill in Australia’s legislature that would compel companies to help law enforcement access encrypted data in investigations.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN on 10 December 1948. The Universal Declaration – translated into a world record 500 languages – is rooted in the principle that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Parents fleeing domestic violence are being urged to deactivate their children's myGov accounts, amid concerns abusive partners can use the portal to discover where spouses and children are living.
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Mozilla is worried that Australia’s proposed decryption laws will break the principles and licensing terms of open source software.
Apple has come out with one of its strongest defences of encryption yet, saying it is the "single best tool we have to protect data and ultimately lives.
Telcos and software providers have warned the government's 'anti-encryption' bill is too vague and could have unintended consequences for service provision both in Australia and overseas.
This piece was originally published on Just Security. Ten years ago, an FBI official impersonated an Associated Press reporter to lure and track a teenager suspected of sending in prank bomb threats to his school.
In a rare show of public protest, Apple has berated the Morrison government's proposed anti-encryption bill, calling it "dangerously ambigious" and "alarming to every Australian".
At the end of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don't have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers.