Apple has removed several security tools from the Mac app store after they were found to be collecting unnecessary personal data.
Before you download antivirus and ad-blocker apps, do your due diligence on what personal information they want to access. Here are some tips on what to look out for.
The case for all things Tor.
Police operations online sometimes have shaky legal grounds.
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Without proper checks, police could have significantly expanded scope to search homes and computers around the world.
Australia must develop an effective national response to the sharing and creation of child exploitation material online.
The Behind the Screen: Online Child Exploitation in Australia report provides an alarming snapshot of a growing crime.
Tor’s improvements can help users stay private and anonymous online.
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The Tor Project is upgrading its protections for internet users' privacy and anonymity. A scholar and volunteer member of the nonprofit effort explains what's changing and why.
A geographical map depicting hotbeds of dark web activity related to illegal products. Larger circles indicate more activity.
The deep and dark web can be a scary place, but modern open-source technologies funded by the Defense Department can help explore it.
Try to make this the only time you see a ransomware warning notice.
Ransomware – which encrypts your files and offers to sell you the key – operates differently from other malicious software. Those differences turn out to give potential victims a fighting chance.
An Internet of the future, where every network connection could be secure.
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Developing tools to weed out would-be attackers from the world's most-used privacy and anonymity system.
Criminals who hide their computers shouldn’t go free.
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If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
Cyber crime costs the Australian economy millions of dollars a year.
Cyber security is now a priority for the government, with $230 million committed to its new Cyber Security Strategy. But is it enough?
The battle between personal privacy and national security online continues.
Banning encryption won't help, and probably isn't possible anyway.
Communicating by Vuvuzela, for when anonymity could be a matter of life and death.
With attacks against Tor increasing, prototype anonymising software Vuvuzela takes a different approach.
Will Tor’s chopped onions lead to tears?
University researchers broke Tor, briefly, to bring down Silk Road 2.0, and this matters.
There’s a dark side to the internet.
There's a dark side of the internet, where almost anything goes, or can be bought for the right price.
With more internet users going dark, will tech companies follow them?
With each new revelation of the scope of the American National Security Agency’s spying, perceptions of the importance of privacy are hardening around the world. Systematic monitoring of the world’s communications…
You’re going to have to try a bit harder if you want to be really anonymous.
The US National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ have upped the stakes in the battle for internet privacy by targeting users of Tor. Not only have the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden up until this…