ChatGPT is fuelled by our intimate online histories. It’s trained on 300 billion words, yet users have no way of knowing which of their data it contains.
Support for use of health data is conditional on whether the use has public benefits.
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There are concerns about how health data are used, but research shows support for uses with public benefits by health-care providers, governments, health-system planners and university-based researchers.
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Wearables and smartwatches can track your pulse – but if you’re using them to scan for irregular heart rhythms, there are some things you should know.
Cyber crime is arguably the top risk now facing any business. But things need to change if cyber-insurance is to be viable for most.
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Credit checks and international co-operation are crucial when it comes to tracking down cybercriminals.
Optus made a public announcement about its breach but was not legally required to do so. This needs to change.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department in Wentworth, N.C., is among the law enforcement agencies the AP found using the Fog Reveal location tracking tool.
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Some US law enforcement agencies are using a commercial app that tracks people all day long via their phones – without a court order or oversight.
The Australian government will temporarily suspend data-sharing regulations so Optus can work with banks and agencies to prevent identity theft.
An additional verification step can go a long way to protect your online stuff – but not all methods are equally safe.
With up to 10 million plaintiffs, a successful class action against Optus over its identify data breach could easily be worth billions of dollars.
Research comes with risks, so participants must be protected and supported as much as possible.
Researchers have a number of responsibilities when embarking on their work - not least of all to the participants.
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Australia’s privacy laws are so vague a company can keep your data as long as it ‘needs’.
If you’ve been affected by the Optus data breach, the danger is far from over – no matter what the purported hacker is claiming.
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Facial recognition technology has set us on a path to mass surveillance – but it’s not too late to change course.
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Up to 9.8 million Australians have been affected. Here’s what you can do to proactively defend yourself.
The terms of the Australian Privacy Principle 3.6 are quite clear. So why is there not a single published case of this law being enforced?
Where you’ve been and who you’ve interacted with are not difficult for governments and corporations to find out.
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Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been. A data privacy expert explains.
The U.S. could soon catch up to the European Union in protecting people’s data privacy.
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Data collection is big business in the US, but a bipartisan data privacy bill rapidly moving through Congress promises to affect the information websites, social media platforms and all other businesses collect.
A privacy researcher found a ‘code injection’ that allows Instagram and Facebook to collect sensitive user data, including passwords and credit card details.
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