Articles on Surveillance

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Tech companies can use differential privacy to collect and share aggregate data about user habits, while maintaining individual privacy. Tim Snell/Flickr

Explainer: what is differential privacy and how can it protect your data?

How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
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Thinking of taking up WeChat? Here’s what you need to know

China's most popular social media app WeChat is on the rise in Australia thanks to demand from Chinese students and tourists. Here's what you need to know if you plan to use it.
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Rethinking ethics in social-network research

The term "social network" has become commonplace, but those who use it to designate Facebook or Instagram often ignore its origin and true meaning.
You might be surprised to find what your data says about your past – and future – health. Scanrail1/

Our laws don’t do enough to protect our health data

What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
Who’s collecting your data, and what are they using your data for? Brian A. Jackson/

The real costs of cheap surveillance

What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it's accurate – has real power over our actual lives.

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