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Jane Tiller

Jane Tiller

Guess What? American Police Might Have Access To Your DNA

6 min read

In the past week, news has spread of a Florida judge’s decision to grant a warrant allowing police to search one of the world’s largest online DNA databases, for leads in a criminal case.

Katharine Kemp

Katharine Kemp

Google Knows Where You Are At All Times. Here's Why It Matters That It's Being Sued

7 min read

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday announced it is suing Google for allegedly misleading consumers about its collection and use of personal location data.

News

News

Parents Are Suing Amazon Over Alexa Recording Their Children

2 min read

Amazon is facing a lawsuit across multiple U.S. states for allegedly violating privacy laws by recording what children say to the voice-activated virtual assistant.

James Norman

James Norman

We Should All Be Worried About The U.S. Checking Social Media Before Letting You In

4 min read

Here's a question: if you knew that airport officials were going to be assessing you based on what you post on social media, would you think twice about what you posted?

World

World

'Invasion Of Privacy': U.S. Will Ask For Social Media Handles During Visa Application

3 min read

The U.S. State Department is now requiring most visa applicants to hand over their social media usernames, sparking privacy concerns and fears the process will impact freedom of speech online.

News

News

Apple Shuts Down Facebook Data Collecting App

2 min read

Since 2016, Facebook has been asking users to install a "Facebook Research" VPN that lets the company monitor their phone and online activity, according to Tech Crunch. 

Exclusive

Exclusive

Optus 'Mistakenly' Publishes Private Numbers Online And In White Pages

2 min read

Optus has been forced to apologise to its customers after it shared names, phone numbers and addresses of people who are privately listed.

World

World

Twitter Admits Private Messages Could Have Been Public For Years

1 min read

For more than four years, private tweets may have been made public due to a glitch.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

The UK Is Blocking Online Porn To Under 18s. Could It Happen Here?

3 min read

From April 2019, all internet access to pornography in the UK will be blocked unless users can confirm they are over the age of 18.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

Online Users Are The Cash Cows Milked By Google, Amazon And Facebook

3 min read

Some say it was necessary.

The Project

The Project

Could The Government’s New Bill Take Away Your Privacy?

1 min read

Proposed new laws could make your phone vulnerable to hacking

Tech

Tech

'Massive Power Grab': Privacy Experts Lash Gov't Encryption Proposals

4 min read

"The legislation is very specifically saying it's not a back door, while simultaneously ensuring they install multiple side doors and windows."

Tech

Tech

Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It Or Not

3 min read

Google can track your movements even when you're turned off Locations Services in your privacy settings.

Tech

Tech

'A Joke': Critics Take Aim At My Health Privacy Changes

3 min read

"It’s a bit of a joke," critics said.

Politics

Politics

The Five Biggest My Health Dramas Of The Week

5 min read

Doctors, police and government at odds over privacy and access to health information.

Politics

Politics

Even Liberal MPs Are Opting Out Of My Health

3 min read

Labor wants the three-month opt-out period extended.

Tech

Tech

Why So Many People Are Opting Out Of My Health Records

6 min read

"So many risks", IT and privacy advocates say.

World

World

#PlaneBae Woman Speaks Out: 'I Have Been Doxxed, Shamed And Harassed'

3 min read

#PlaneBae has become a cautionary tale about privacy in the digital age.

Views

Views

Your Phone Is A GPS Bracelet. Big Brother Is On The Line.

5 min read

Most Australians would react with shock and horror at the prospect of the Government being able to know where they spent last night or how many times they visited the casino last week.