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.
Is your smartwatch spying on you?
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As wearables record more personal and physical activity data about us, we risk giving away more than we'd imagine.
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?
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.
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.
Regulators like ASIC are turning to metadata to help make their cases against white collar criminals.
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Businesses as well as individuals could soon see their metadata retained, making the data storage points even more attractive to criminals.
Facebook knows what you’re doing. What you’re watching. How you’re feeling.
Did you recently buy a Samsung smart TV? If you are worried about privacy, you may be wondering how smart that decision was following the manufacturer’s warnings that its voice-activated televisions may…