From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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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.
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.
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.
The number of requests to Apple for device or account data from Australian law-enforcement agencies went up in the first six months of 2014.
The decision to hire a "head of law enforcement" comes in response to Apple moving to store some Chinese data to servers based on the country's soil.
The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to employ 'social media screening' to flag violent psychopaths, and prevent the next Edward Snowden from getting a clearance.
As part of a the Victorian Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation, Victoria Police will receive extended powers to remotely access people's computers for terrorist-related investigations.
Having been sold the image of Cupertino as the privacy good guy, and a music collection as a personalised reflection of one's tastes, Apple has overplayed its hand by pushing an album onto its users.
The Australian government announced that it has embarked on the hunt for a children's e-safety commissioner as it prepares new legislation aimed at enhancing online safety for children and cracking down on online bullying.
Apple has said it will protect personal information collected through Health apps and the Apple Watch, but regulators in the US want to know how it will monitor and enforce privacy policies.