The end of privacy?
Israel is suspected of spying on Iran's nuclear talks using a virus to hack the devices that are all around us.
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.
“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.
Protecting your privacy when your data collected for one use might have a secondary use for other researchers.
Researchers are tapping into some of the massive amounts data collected these days, which could include information about you. But how do they protect your privacy?
Notions of the ‘right to know’ forced Hillary Clinton to defend her use of a private email account as secretary of state - a far cry from the days when citizens didn’t even know how their representatives voted.
The idea of the right to know as the 'lifeblood of democracy' is a surprisingly modern development. And in an age when transparency is prized, privacy and secrecy can still be justified in many cases.
Children growing up in a world of social media are developing a very different conception of privacy to that of their parents.
Many people are shocked by what children are willing to share about themselves online. Is it that they don't understand privacy, or just have a different conception of it compared to adults?
Robin Williams wanted to control use of his persona after his death.
Human rights legislation is making it easier for UK stars to dictate how they are presented in public.
The Dallas Buyers Club ruling is a further attack on online privacy.
The Dallas Buyers Club court ruling has serious implications for online privacy.
Mountains of data are being collected on you, and much of it is beyond your grasp.
Metadata is only the beginning. The Big Data trend means there's a lot more information about us out there that can be tracked or monitored.
Many of your online activities leave a digital trace that can reveal your identity.
Avoiding the metadata retention laws and sending messages entirely privately is harder than it might seem.
The government can’t read your email, but it will be able to find out where you sent it to and from.
There are still unanswered questions about the data retention bill, but it's now too late to get answers before it is passed into law.
Revenge porn is a serious breach of privacy, but social media sites and the law are starting to crack down.
Social media companies and the law are both beginning to seriously combat revenge porn.
The language about metadata is often contradictory.
We should be wary of those who describe metadata as being both benign and powerful at the same time.
Don’t expect anything to change inside the doughnut.
Two years after Edward Snowden’s allegations concerning mass surveillance, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the UK intelligence agencies complaints tribunal, has ruled that the manner in which the UK’s…
Pushing the button is more complicated than it looks
Privacy is often thought of as the right to be left alone. Yet, our lives are embedded in relationships – with people, with corporations, with government, and with technological devices – that can’t be…
The consent policies of popular websites would take a month to read. Perhaps including a sign like this would be a simpler solution.
We live in a world increasingly dominated by our personal data. Some of those data we choose to reveal, for example, through social media, email and the billions – yes, billions – of messages, photos and…
The EU is attempting to influence search results beyond its borders.
Just how much information Google should remove from its search results when requested is being tested by the European Union which wants to extend its influence beyond its borders. The European Court of…
The social media verdict is out on Nova Peris, but her privacy was clearly violated to create a scandal, forcing her to respond in parliament.
When Frances Abbott’s private scholarship award was “exposed”, when poetry professor Barry Spurr was outed for his inflammatory emails and when Senator Nova Peris was devastated by the leaking of her private…
New AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin was forced to backtrack over comments suggesting metadata could be used to prevent online piracy.
People are more inclined to trust ASIO and the police than the government and communications companies to store personal…
George Brandis argues that it is the government’s duty to investigate and prevent serious crimes – and that metadata can help.
Metadata, previously a word limited to the tech-savvy, is now not only a hot topic of public discussion but the focus of new national security legislation. The public discussion seems split between two…