The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
The death of privacy and the erosion of the personal sphere is an internet meme, often attributed to social media.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.
Need you announce you’ve been hacked? The clock is ticking.
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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
The feds say they can secretly read all your email.
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We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
The University of Canberra's acting vice-chancellor Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull’s tone on Thursday was tough, after a massive public backlash and with the census website still down.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.
The federal government says the census website was not attacked or hacked, and no data was lost.
The government is seeking to reassure Australians their census data is secure, after the ABS was forced to take down the site on Tuesday night to ensure data was protected.
This is the screen that greeted many Australians on Census night, 9 August 2016.
Despite assuring Australians its systems were load tested and secure, the Census site went offline at a crucial time. Could the ABS have avoided such an embarrasing failure?
The ABS’ census website spectacularly crashed on Tuesday night.
Nick Xenophon is a populist politician with a knack of identifying issues likely to trouble people. When he said this week he wouldn’t put his name on his form, he immediately elevated the debate around…
The ABS promises it has the best of intentions, but many don’t trust it.
The backlash against the Census suggests the Australian Bureau of Statistics didn't do enough to convince Australians it needed to collect their private information or that it'd be kept safe.
South Australian senator Nick Xenophon has spoken out against census data retention.
Senate crossbencher Nick Xenophon will defy the requirement to provide his name when he fills out Tuesday's census.
The act of taking a census is as old as civilisation itself.
Census data have a real impact on the lives of Australians, from determining political representation through the distribution of electorates, to the allocation of government funding.
The ABS has safeguards to protect privacy and secure data collected in the census.
Privacy fears over longer retention of names and addresses in Census 2016 are understandable, but are also misinformed and exaggerated.
It’s a cat and mouse game that could put our online privacy and security at risk.
As governments look to new ways to step up surveillance, hackers find new ways to subvert it. Is there a way to end this cat and mouse game, described as a crypto-war?
In just four swipes on the interface of your phone, another person can access a wealth of your personal information.
In what circumstances can police search your phone? Must they obtain a search warrant? And what will happen if you refuse to provide your passcode or fingerprint required to access your phone?
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.
Would you donate to a biobank?
How much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of cutting-edge science? And do we care about the kinds of research that will be done with our donations?
The augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go.
The latest Pokémon GO craze is transforming some public and private spaces as people interact with the game via their smartphone. In some cases, this might unwelcome, even problematic.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten?
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How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?