An analysis of 12 popular apps’ privacy policies reveals a number of concerns, including confusing privacy messages and unnecessarily long data retention windows.
Vaccine passports may soon be required for travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like biometrics, they’ll likely become a permanent part of our daily lives — and there’s barely been any debate about them.
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COVID-19 vaccine passports are being presented as a relatively simple technological solution to our current travel woes. But meaningful public debate about their merits and problems is essential.
It’s the biggest monopolisation case since a 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft. But it may be several years before a settlement of any kind is reached.
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
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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?
Monaco and Japan have some of the highest life expectancies in the world. But calculating an individual’s life expectancy will require taking data analysis several steps further.
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
Of the 23 recommendations made in the ACCC’s final report, the government supported six in their entirety, ten “in principle”, “noted” five and rejected two.
The ACCC’s inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia’s businesses and media.
While leaks and whistleblowers continue to be valuable tools in the fight for data privacy, we can’t rely on them solely to keep big tech companies in check.
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it’s hard to say whether these are enough.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients’ privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
Home DNA testing has made it easy and affordable for millions of people to learn about their ancestry. Now, police are using this genetic information to identify suspects in unsolved crimes.
Despite privacy concerns over police use of DNA uploaded to ancestry websites, many people are just excited that their genetic material could get a killer off the streets.
If you feel like you’re being watched, it could be your smartphone spying on you.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Where are all the data going?
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When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
Not all the data captured by Telstra on how you use its technology is considered ‘personal information’.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed “personal information” in any data stored about you.
Telstra Health has won the contract to manage the National Bowel Cancer and Cervical Screening Program registries.
The cancer screening registry contract won by Telstra Health is only the first of the potential outsourcing of health programs. It creates a precedent that needs to be right.
Apple is refusing to back down in its fight with the FBI.
Apple’s refusal to back down in its fight with the FBI is a sharp reversal from just a few years ago when it was the government urging tech companies to do more to protect consumer privacy.
It’s not erasing the past, just making memories fuzzier.
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Google and the media have done their bit to try and subvert the right to be forgotten, but an ICO ruling suggests its beginning to take notice.
Teens need help not only with school work, but with their emotions as well.
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There is lot on the minds of teens other than school, grades and friends. Research shows being asked “prying” questions could make a real difference to their mental health.