Many modern cars watch occupants – a plus for safety but not so much for privacy.
Your car’s safety technology takes you into account. But a lot of that technology helps car companies collect data about you. Researchers are working on closing the gap between safety and privacy.
Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the world can now pay for an ad-free experience – but at what price?
Cars can collect data via cameras, microphones, sensors, and connected phones and apps. Our privacy laws need urgent reform if these data are to be kept safe.
AI technologies have been left largely unregulated in New Zealand – and barely discussed during the election campaign. The country needs a clear plan for the brave new digital world.
Everything apps are designed to help you do, well, just about everything you do on a phone.
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Everything apps offer a wide range of features, combining social media with personal finances. But creating the perfect everything app is no easy task.
The FTC probe of ChatGPT maker OpenAI aligns with concerns that members of Congress have expressed.
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The Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of ChatGPT maker OpenAI shows that the US government is beginning to get serious about regulating AI.
Government agencies can track you, thanks to the vast amounts of personal information available for sale.
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The government faces legal restrictions on how much personal information it can gather on citizens, but the law is largely silent on agencies purchasing the data from commercial brokers.
Meta now faces some A$4 billion in fines related to breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations.
Montana has announced plans to ban the app from January 2024, making it a potential testing ground for a ‘TikTok-free’ America.
The Italian data protection authority used an emergency procedure to impose the temporary ban.
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The blocking of ChatGPT in Italy raises some important questions, including how to balance access to services with the need to protect children
Changes to Canadian law will affect how data can be collected and distributed.
Does privacy law in Canada do enough to protect us from entities like tech platforms, retailers, the police, hackers and criminals?
The platform has already faced bans in a number of other countries – most of them citing privacy and surveillance concerns.
Is a wildly popular social media app a threat to U.S. citizens?
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Banning TikTok: What data privacy risk does the app pose, and what could the Chinese government do with data it collects? And is it even possible to ban an app?
An analysis of 12 popular apps’ privacy policies reveals a number of concerns, including confusing privacy messages and unnecessarily long data retention windows.
Going online often involves surrendering some privacy, and many people are becoming resigned to the fact that their data will be collected and used without their explicit consent.
Many people have become resigned to the fact that tech companies collect our private data. But policymakers must do more to limit the amount of personal information corporations can collect.
While VR is still used primarily as a gaming device, it has the potential to move beyond the industry and revolutionize the way people interact with one another in the metaverse.
If the VR industry is to experience the kind of growth that will make it worthy of the billions of dollars that have been invested in it, we need to view the metaverse as public infrastructure.
Satellite data isn’t collected and treated the same way location data are.
Cellphones are constantly collecting location data from global satellites, but there is uncertainty about who is using these data, and for what purposes.
The proposals from the Attorney-General’s Department could help bolster Australia’s privacy laws — but there are some deficiencies.
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.