Biometric data can be used in schools to track everything from attendance to exam behaviour and what students buy from the canteen.
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Credit checks and international co-operation are crucial when it comes to tracking down cybercriminals.
The cybercrime ecosystem is vast and complex – and increasingly littered with specialists who will cheaply sell your data.
Questions about illegal surveillance photography and powerful facial recognition technology suggest updating the police training manual and the Policing Act itself should be a priority.
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This isn’t the first time Australians’ Medicare numbers have been exposed.
Optus used press releases, and Twitter when it could have contacted its customers by text.
Software and technology can process large amounts of data instantaneously, making them highly attractive for government use.
In the pursuit of efficiency, governments turn to technological solutions, like automated decision-making systems. But these systems are often problematic.
As the possibilities of the metaverse expand, it will occupy an increasing role in everyday life.
As businesses establish themselves in the metaverse, the amount of financial transactions there will increase. This will come with previously unknown risks.
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Research shows strong emotions are what drives oversharing online – but there are simple things you can do to keep your social media professional.
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.
The future of our cities is being redrawn.
Plans for a drone superhighway could change our skies.
Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency.
Cyberattacks demanding ransoms for the release of information are on the rise. To determine if they should pay, businesses need to think about how they would react in such a scenario.
Proctoring software is a symptom of a bigger problem: universities see themselves as businesses and students as customers.
In the development of ever smarter homes, Amazon could soon have access to the maps of our houses created and stored by Roomba vacuums.
Handwritten diaries and digital diaries both help preserve experiences and memories, but in different ways.
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As material objects, diaries give scholars an intimate look into their subjects’ lives, including handwriting and mementos. What if diaries in the future are nothing but insubstantial digital ghosts?
Child Q’s case prompted protests across the borough of Hackney, where her school is.
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Strip-searches are rarely a matter of public debate in the UK. Raw data – and the impact known from research in other jurisdictions – suggests though that they should be.
Video cameras on city streets are only the most visible way your movements can be tracked.
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It’s increasingly difficult to move about – both in the physical world and online – without being tracked.
The data we generate online and using apps could be used to inform a digital version of ourselves.
Digital twins could be used in the future to predict and influence our behaviour, but this raises concerns about who owns our data and how we can access and control it.
Australians – and Australian governments – need to get more savvy about data privacy