Who’s sharing your secrets?
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
How much can your cellphone reveal about where you go?
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
Facebook's record raises serious questions about whether it can be trusted with our most intimate images.
Do you care if your data is being used by third parties?
Many users of digital platforms resign themselves to being monitored. That's surveillance apathy - and it's worse in society's most marginalised groups.
Most people don’t know what they’re agreeing to.
Consumers can't read, understand or use information in companies' privacy policies. So they end up less informed and less protected than they'd like to be. New research shows a better way.
Virtual private networks help citizens around the world evade state surveillance – how long until more governments take action?
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.
Can artificial intelligence help us stop drowning in paperwork?
Nobody can understand the legal language in privacy policies. Can artificial intelligence digest the text and produce a human-readable explanation?
You need to start thinking about what will happen to your online data when you die.
Where are all the data going?
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When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
Who’s giving you advice?
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Where people get advice about online safety may affect how safe they are.
Information doctors find out about you online may affect your treatment. But not all of it is accurate or relevant.
When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised to hear that doctors Google you.
Tor’s improvements can help users stay private and anonymous online.
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The Tor Project is upgrading its protections for internet users' privacy and anonymity. A scholar and volunteer member of the nonprofit effort explains what's changing and why.
Governments and campaigners are keeping schtum when it comes to webcamming. It's time to break the silence.
Is a Great British Firewall what UK plc perhaps needs? Or is it asking for trouble?
Having a nationwide firewall means trusting the same people who spy on communications.
Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Barbrook, the ‘cybercommunist’ advising on many of the manifesto’s ideas.
If there are forward-thinking minds within Labour that could bring fresh thinking to internet issues, they didn't get the call.
The ABS promises it has the best of intentions, but many don’t trust it.
The backlash against the Census suggests the Australian Bureau of Statistics didn't do enough to convince Australians it needed to collect their private information or that it'd be kept safe.
What if someone made your house a site for Pokémon battles?
A simple kite mark could let you know that you aren't signing away your rights when you download a new app.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten?
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How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?