Poitras's latest film shows you can get too involved with your subject.
Who’s collecting your data, and what are they using your data for?
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What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it's accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
Apple's design decisions don't please everyone, but in the iPhone the company created something truly revolutionary that has lasted.
A reliance on security infrastructure to resolve embedded social problems may be misguided.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
A scene in the Bronx curated from Google Street View.
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In the 10 years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
Gamification in schools teaches children that they should expect their every move to be watched, rated, and possibly shared publicly.
Five thousand people on Newstart or Youth Allowance may be targeted for a drug test trial.
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The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
Is someone watching while you work?
Yes, Big Brother is almost definitely watching. Here, five tips for researchers on keeping you and your sources safe.
What can your data tell us?
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
Press freedom is being undermined by the global trend towards mass surveillance and data retention.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
New technologies make it easier than ever for peeping Toms – and the law isn’t much help to stop them.
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A surprise intrusion by a drone on a Darwin woman skinny-dipping in her secluded backyard pool highlights the many weaknesses of current privacy and stalking laws.
Mapping a face is the starting point.
Computers are getting better at identifying people's faces, and while that can be helpful as well as worrisome. To properly understand the legal and privacy ramifications, we need to know how facial recognition technology works.
After more than 20 years and millions of cameras, UK's first attempt to regulate CCTV cameras may be too little too late.
The avian influenza strain of bird flu is thought to spread across continents via wild migratory birds.
Functional early warning systems help countries respond to a disease before it spreads.
Government agencies and contractors are now less trusting of their workers, and keeping a much closer eye on them, both on and off the job.
The public must prepare to stand up for a free press, and against online censorship and surveillance.
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Are we seeing Orwell's dystopian vision of 1984 coming to fruition?
The Snooper's Charter has cleared parliament, but there might still be a way to stop the government collecting all our internet histories.
Many people wanted to virtually join the protest.
While online action alone can't solve a problem, it can be a very useful tool to mobilize people and focus attention on a crucial issue.
A Queensland police officer models the body-worn camera.
Body-worn cameras may seem to be a boost for policing and criminal justice, but they raise a host of issues around admissibility, privacy and fairrness.