‘Sign it? I mean, have you
seen these new Facebook terms and conditions?’
The Liberal Democrats have been a lone voice among the parties calling for a digital bill of rights governing our growing use of the internet. But is it the right solution for the problem in hand?
Children growing up in a world of social media are developing a very different conception of privacy to that of their parents.
Many people are shocked by what children are willing to share about themselves online. Is it that they don't understand privacy, or just have a different conception of it compared to adults?
The Dallas Buyers Club ruling is a further attack on online privacy.
The Dallas Buyers Club court ruling has serious implications for online privacy.
Domestic violence needn’t be only physical, but can extend to online harassment and control.
Technology violence is a term that encompasses all types of harassment and abuse that occurs online and serves to control or intimidate women in particular.
Who is watching them while they are watching you?
Police and spies' calls for more powers should fall on deaf ears until they have learned the letter of the law.
Mountains of data are being collected on you, and much of it is beyond your grasp.
Metadata is only the beginning. The Big Data trend means there's a lot more information about us out there that can be tracked or monitored.
Many of your online activities leave a digital trace that can reveal your identity.
Avoiding the metadata retention laws and sending messages entirely privately is harder than it might seem.
The government can’t read your email, but it will be able to find out where you sent it to and from.
There are still unanswered questions about the data retention bill, but it's now too late to get answers before it is passed into law.
Revenge porn is a serious breach of privacy, but social media sites and the law are starting to crack down.
Social media companies and the law are both beginning to seriously combat revenge porn.
(Security) Service with a smile.
Committee report reveals 'citizens dossiers' feared but never admitted to have existed for decades.
We need to take charge and teach ourselves a bit about the internet in order to stay safe online.
There is only so much government and business can do to keep us safe online. Ultimately we need to take personal responsibility for how we use the internet.
Is mass data retention the way to go or should authorities be forced to come back with a warrant to find what they want?
As the Australian government pushes on with its data retention bill there are still questions about what safeguards and protections are in place, and a look at similar moves that have failed overseas.
Leonard Nimoy, who by anyone’s standards lived long (83) and prospered.
The internet and social media has turned a private death into a very public one.
The metadata report disregards a range of reports demonstrating that retention is ineffective.
The endorsement of Australia's data retention bill raises questions about why the reforms are being pushed now, when they had been resisted by others for so long.
There are still unanswered questions about the government’s proposed metadata retention bill.
What the experts think of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's report on the proposed metadata retention laws.
Who is Doug talking to, and will Australia’s proposed metadata retention scheme be able to find out?
The Australian government's meta data retention bill cares more about who you connect with than what services you may use. Yet many such online services may also be out of its reach.
Google rarely demonstrates the transparency it requires of its users.
After the European Court of Justice ruled that there was a “right to be forgotten” from Google’s search results, Google’s Advisory Council embarked on a roadshow aimed at debating the issue. While this…
For your eyes only.
Police and prosecutors in the UK are now equipped with a new criminal offence in order to tackle so-called revenge pornography – where typically an abusive or vengeful ex-partner distributes explicit sexual…
Facebook knows what you’re doing. What you’re watching. How you’re feeling.
Did you recently buy a Samsung smart TV? If you are worried about privacy, you may be wondering how smart that decision was following the manufacturer’s warnings that its voice-activated televisions may…
Don’t expect anything to change inside the doughnut.
Two years after Edward Snowden’s allegations concerning mass surveillance, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the UK intelligence agencies complaints tribunal, has ruled that the manner in which the UK’s…