You might be surprised to find what your data says about your past – and future – health.
What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
Many more faces to be added to a national database, but will it make us any safer?
The COAG agreement to share our biometric data - including some photo ID - is an erosion of our privacy and will give people a false sense of comfort.
Federal and state leaders endorsed another set of counter-terrorism measures at a special meeting on Thursday.
In the main the public have accepted the world has changed, justifying altering the balance between security and rights. But there is still argument over precisely where lines should be drawn.
The special COAG on national security saw the leaders united on the need to do more.
The states' handover of driver licence data for a beefed up national facial biometric matching capability would only bring existing arrangements into 'real time'.
South Africa’s intelligence services continue to have more in common with their apartheid-era counterparts 23 years into democracy.
South Africa's intelligence services operate secretly and with minimal oversight. So citizens will probably never know exactly what they are up to.
Virtual private networks help citizens around the world evade state surveillance – how long until more governments take action?
Poitras's latest film shows you can get too involved with your subject.
Who’s collecting your data, and what are they using your data for?
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What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it's accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
Apple's design decisions don't please everyone, but in the iPhone the company created something truly revolutionary that has lasted.
A reliance on security infrastructure to resolve embedded social problems may be misguided.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
A scene in the Bronx curated from Google Street View.
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In the 10 years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
Gamification in schools teaches children that they should expect their every move to be watched, rated, and possibly shared publicly.
Five thousand people on Newstart or Youth Allowance may be targeted for a drug test trial.
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The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
Is someone watching while you work?
Yes, Big Brother is almost definitely watching. Here, five tips for researchers on keeping you and your sources safe.
What can your data tell us?
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
Press freedom is being undermined by the global trend towards mass surveillance and data retention.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
New technologies make it easier than ever for peeping Toms – and the law isn’t much help to stop them.
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A surprise intrusion by a drone on a Darwin woman skinny-dipping in her secluded backyard pool highlights the many weaknesses of current privacy and stalking laws.
Mapping a face is the starting point.
Computers are getting better at identifying people's faces, and while that can be helpful as well as worrisome. To properly understand the legal and privacy ramifications, we need to know how facial recognition technology works.
After more than 20 years and millions of cameras, UK's first attempt to regulate CCTV cameras may be too little too late.