From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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Balancing liberty and security is one of the great challenges of this century. In this open article to FBI Director James Comey, ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz explain why Americans demand both.
Vodafone Australia is working on rolling out a system that will record customers' web-browsing IP history for up to 90 days, as the government moves to compel telcos to hold on to users' metadata for up to two years.
Events of the past 24 hours show that Australian politicians still don't understand the issues around internet surveillance — and that's dangerous.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
Legislation that is likely to pass the Australian parliament this week will allow ASIO to get a warrant for access to an unlimited amount of devices, Attorney-General George Brandis has confirmed.
The US Internet Crime Complaint Center has revealed that cyber criminals are posing as its employees in order to dupe the public, only a day after announcing that disgruntled IT employees posed a "significant cyber threat" to the US businesses.
A cyber attack has resulted in the leaking of personal information of up to 750,000 Japan Airlines' miles program customers.
Blackphone and communications security firm Silent Circle are offering hackers US$128 per security-related vulnerability found in its mobile operating system and associated platforms in a new bug bounty program.
Not only has it been a big week for Apple products, it's been a big week for Apple privacy and government news. On one hand, Apple is promising to protect your privacy, on the other, the "warrant canary" has sung and Apple may be giving into PATRIOT Act demands. There's also more gov news the world over.
Internet Party partner Mana loses its seat while their combined effort was well short of the 5% threshold required for representation in Parliament.
The European Commission is putting together a toolbox for search engines dealing with complaints about right to be forgotten requests, to make sure there's a common approach across Europe.
Big data is a dangerous, faith-based ideology. It's fuelled by hubris, it's ignorant of history, and it's trashing decades of progress in social justice.
Google's upcoming Android L operating system will offer default data encryption, mirroring the functionality in Apple's iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 range.