In recent years, Indigenous land defenders have lived under increasing police and state surveillance while far-right, conspiratorial movements have not.
Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
It’s reported the Pegasus spyware can capture a user’s keystrokes, intercept communications, track their device and tap into their camera and microphone.
Innovative border control technologies may be great for governments cracking down on migration — but they could further disadvantage groups that are already vulnerable.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
To curb opportunistic shoplifting, supermarkets want you to know you are being watched. But they’re also hoping for self-reflection.
The COVIDSafe app hasn’t come out of nowhere. The promises of ‘smart city’ data collection may be seductive, but we must always weigh up what we’re being asked to give up in return.
The Australian National University is turning to digital proctoring to replace the role of a walking invigilator. But who watches the proctor, what are the risks, and what data will be collected?
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
If you’re worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you’ve already agreed to give away.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
Virtual private networks help citizens around the world evade state surveillance – how long until more governments take action?
What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it’s accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
Sooner or later, China will recognise the value of digital assets. This adds to the urgency of citizens ensuring they control the data trails that tell the world what they think and do.
As searches of smartphones and other digital devices at US borders become more common, can research and computer science help protect travelers’ privacy?