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.
CCTV footage is often seen to be decisive – an authoritative and objective witness that can tell us ‘what really happened’.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
The next level of big data is about incentivising ‘appropriate’ activities.
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Data surveillance has become increasingly invasive and its scope has broadened.
Thomas Cromwell, a man who definitely knew what you did last summer.
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Look back centuries ago and you'll find the same obsessive secrecy, and the same justifications, as seen today.
Tracking what you stop to pay attention to and what you ‘don’t see’ can tell us a lot about what might be going on inside your mind.
Eye-tracking technology helps us understand how people interact with their environment. This can improve policy and design, but can also be a tool for surveillance and control.