New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can't turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
Teachers should seriously reconsider using technology to monitor behaviour because of the negative impact it could have on students.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Conservation surveillance can generate fear and anger among local people.
A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.
Surveillance often results in people who are homeless being the target of enforcement measures. But a new study in Cairns shows surveillance can also be used to achieve more positive social outcomes.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
Some family members of aged care residents have resorted to hidden cameras to detect abuse and protect loved ones. But it's legally murky and erodes the privacy of the resident, staff and visitors.
As a resource-driven economy, Australia is not used to being at the pointy end of supply chains – and it feels as though we are managing risks and benefits of critical infrastructure on the fly.
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
Financial institutions and stores judge our credit-worthiness based on how we handle our money. But we should be cautious of letting others compile our health data into a "wellness report."
High altitude images of Earth's surface can illustrate events occurring on a grand scale to the public.
How cosmetic store Lush went from making bath bombs to campaigning against police corruption.
Far from setting us free, autonomous vehicles are set to enable new forms of surveillance and oppression.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
Ten years after the publication of two major works about violence, their authors meet to discuss their theories and renew the debate.
Politicians like to appear tough on crime in election years. But Victoria's move to require youth offenders to wear electronic monitoring devices may not have a real impact.