From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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The Australian Federal Police inadvertently let sensitive metadata from an active criminal investigation be published online, after providing documents that had not been redacted to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.
The ease of technical bypasses to avoid being captured by a mandatory data-retention regime is not a concern to ASIO director-general David Irvine.
Attorney-General George Brandis has said that there is no definition of 'metadata', but a 'statutory specification' of metadata will be included in mandatory data-retention legislation to be introduced in this sitting period of parliament.
New documents reveal the existence of the US spy agency's ICReach, a search engine similar to Google which links to citizen communications data.
Browsing history is reportedly not part of Australia's proposed data-retention scheme, but the amount of data uploaded and downloaded by a connection, along with financial information will be kept, according to a leaked document.
Confessional app attempts to strengthen controls as it gets countrywide ban
It might not be a big news week, but it's an interesting one. Should you be able to erase your past and what happens if you erase someone else's as well? A US security contractor wasn't that secure (oops), and exoskeletons. It's ZDNet Government IT week and we got exoskeletons!
There isn't a technical fix for the problem we have with empathy.
A class action lawsuit brought by a European privacy group is moving forward thanks to the decision today by a Viennese court.
Julian Assange (remember him from WikiLeaks?) wants out of the Ecuador embassy and no one cares. It looks like IBM's hardware sale to Lenovo is going through. Plus lots more worldwide government IT news.
Dropbox's Mailbox is also making waves as the mobile mail sorter moves to Mac.
Some commentators have questioned if anything has changed, diplomatically and legally, in WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange's case. Here's what could happen next.
The benefits are large and the privacy concerns are phony. Police should have cameras on them and the more cameras in public places, the better.
A paper from the Parliamentary Library has suggested URLs might be required to be retained under any data retention regime because Telstra has handed over URL history to law enforcement agencies in the past.