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.
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.
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.
Apple is refusing to back down in its fight with the FBI.
Apple's refusal to back down in its fight with the FBI is a sharp reversal from just a few years ago when it was the government urging tech companies to do more to protect consumer privacy.
What data are schools collecting on children?
Schools are collecting more and more data on children. They must make sure they comply with the law.
The rapid rise of connectivity is transforming the interactions between people and all the elements that make up a city.
City dwellers have better access to more information about the people and places around them than ever before, but it has never been more difficult to preserve privacy as a result.
The rush to grant more surveillance powers doesn't reflect what actually keeps us safe.
A digitally integrated identity card with comprehensive security could simplify many transactions with government and business.
It's time to bring our digital identity up to date with other developed nations. That might even mean a unified digital identity card with top notch security and privacy protections.
Unwarranted mass surveillance will shift the balance of power in favour of the spies - and that might not be good for us.
Transatlantic connections have increased but the laws haven’t kept pace.
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End of Safe Harbour agreement isn't the end of the world, and it might just mean a far better replacement is on its way.
Malcolm Turnbull is known to use secretive messaging apps such as Wickr.
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The use of private messaging apps that bypass government IT raise troubling issues for oversight and freedom of information.
As Wikileaks reveals yet more details of the astonishing extent of GCHQ mass surveillance, where is the proof that bulk data collection even works?
Many people might be in trouble care of the Ashley Madison hack.
If the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, then it shows that even strong protection against outside attacks isn't necessarily enough to prevent a leak of private data.
Not dancing in the aisles.
David Anderson's report on surveillance isn't a charter for online privacy but it could create problems for a government set on capturing all our data.
The NSA has eyes and ears around the globe.
US intelligence agencies can no longer collect and store the telecommunications data of US citizens but other countries are strengthening their efforts.
Nothing of what William’s subjects had in life escaped the Domesday Book. Today, more covertly, those in power are using mass surveillance to collect all the digital details of our lives.
Almost 1000 years after their ruler demanded every detail of serfs' lives, the digital age and mass surveillance are creating a new and undemocratic imbalance between citizens and those with power over them.
“I’m looking forward to the day all this needle-hunting is computerised, to be honest.”
The UK and other governments seem set on the idea that finding needles can be made easier by radically increasing the size of the haystack.